THE,, VIEW Archives MOUNT ST. MAR Y'S COLLEGE )/^3" &\ llll llll I mil llll l Moving Forward With Sister Karen By Lisa Cruz The arrival of the new school year brought also a new president to Mount St. Mary's College. Sister Karen Kennel ly, succeeds Sister Magdalen Coughl in as president of the college. Here she shares with us her thoughts about both MSMC and the upcoming year. "Coming here as president poses many challenges and obstac les, " states Sister Karen. " However, what makes everything worthwhile is the feeling that there is really an education to offer and that students are coming together." Sister Karen expresses much interest in the con- tinued integration of the Chalon and Doheny campuses. Al though she woul d 1 1 ke to see the two campuses more united, she realizes and respects the individuality of each campus. She has no intention of infringing on the richness that each campus has to offer. Integration is just one aspect of the college that Sister Karen will be working to im- prove upon this year. She also will be, "assessing faculty develop- ment opportuni- tites, reviewing goals for salary improvement, and will be seeking as- sistance in formu- lating short- and long-term plans to improve library holdings and facilities." Perhaps one reason Sister Karen is determined to make a change is because she bel ieves in the Mount and what it has to offer. "Community colleges do a wonderful job in serving thousands of people and I do not want to detract from the work that they do, but they don't have the atmosphere and the opportunity that we have, " expresses Sister Karen. "The col lege i s here spec i f i cal ly for the purpose of helping a student to realize, to the fullest possible extent, the potential that she has. I put it in terms of a dream. I believe our potential will not be reached unti 1 we somehow come in touch with that dream." So far Sister Karen has enjoyed meeting and talking to students, and looks forward to working with them in the future. "We are carrying a proud trad it ion MSMC Becomes Water Tight By Nary Hodges Mount St. Mary's made a switch this summer to water-saving shower heads and toi lets. This change is part of the city's campaign to conserve water. The toilets use 30% less water than before and the new shower heads save from 64-73%. Even with the acclamations from some residents that they must take longer showers to make up for less water coming out of the shower head, the school saves a tremendous amount of water In comparison with past years. Most Cal ifomians are becoming more aware of the issue of water conservation, but the drain on present water suppl ies is stil 1 great. Gov. Deukmej ian recently signed legislation enabling the city of Los Angeles to develop alternative water sources to replace the supply from Mono Lake. Until now, this lake in the Sierra Nevada supplied 15% of LA's water. As a result, the level of the lake fell dangerously low and threatened to upset the balance of the ecological system of the area. Not only has Cal i fornia lost this source of water, but it has also lost all rights to the Colorado River, as that water source was awarded to Arizona by an earlier Superior Court decision. LA's Department of Water and Power expects to replace the lost water by conservation, reclamation, and by enlarging existing reservoirs to catch more rain water. The campaign to conserve water is underway as the c i ty passes out free low-f 1 ow shower heads and toilet tank displacement bags to residents in LA. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD), which suppl ies L.A with 25% of i ts water, contributed to the conservation campaign this summer through bi 1 lboard, television, and radio advertising. The recent MWD campaign targeted inefficient water use and concentrated largely on increasing efficiency in the agricultural sector. The campaign also focused on the attitudinal changes of L.A resi- dents to help stop waste, in addition to providing pamphlets containing specific suggestions on how tobe more water tight. MWD will resume its campaign in May of 1 990, since the demand for water, which is low during the winter, is expected to increase as the summer months draw near. when we strive to make a qual ity education marked by spin tual values accessible to women from al 1 walks of life. I look forward to working with you as we bring the college forward into the future." I Page 2 The View OCTOBER. 1989 MSMC KEPT "GROOUV by Wendy Nobles The Social Committee has started its new year with a bundle of new ideas. Its first venture, the "Relive Woodstock" Dance, held on September 30th, was a success. Presently, Monica Herman and Claudia Guer- rero, the chairs of this year's committee, are coming up with more fun ideas to cover their one event per month quota. The committee has many new faces and ideas this year, but they are looking for more input from stu- dents, es- pec i al ly commuters. Monica and Claudia hope that students will come to them with ideas about events and about how to carry out some of the events planned, such as possible bands they may may want to hear. "We don't want to come up with al 1 the ideas and just have the committee carry out the work," states Claudia. 'Social' is defined in the dictionary as "living to- gether in communities or groups; Marked by or pro- moting friendly social relations, social gatherings," Monica says "My goal as social co-chair is to provide social gatherings that will promote MSMC coming together to live as one." One of the events this semester to look forward to is a possible tourof movie studios this semester. Next semester look forward to hearing the dilemma of a lady named Sadie. If you would like to be a part of the MSMC social committee, please contact Claudia Guerrero orMonlca Herman for more information. Introducing . MELU A by Veronica Rodriquez Movimlento Es- tudiantlldeLatinasUnldas (MELU) had their first nacho sale on October 4, 1 989 on the Doheny cam- pus, MELU Is the new His- panic club here at Mount St. Mary's College on the Doheny campus. The goals of the club, which is an outreach pro- gram, are to help people and show them that there are people who care for them In many different ways. Once a month, the club will be selllngnachos and donate the proceeds to a needy family In the Doheny area In order to help them. Another activity has the club members asking for donations so that they can offer it to a special family. Further- more, the club will also promote many volunteer programs which are hap- pening outside the cam- pus. Anyone who is in- terested In Joining the clubasavolunteercanfill out an application with Zol la Garcia, President at (213)748-6833, or talk to one of the officers: Veronica Rodriguez, Vice President; Camel ia Gar- cia, Secretary; Eliza Za- bala, Treasurer; and Laura Mendoza, Public Relations. Catalina Escape by Hilda Sianez On the 29th of land for a special retreat. September, myself and The retreat was an ten other participants of opportunity to escape the Mount St. Mary's Col lege everyday struggles we go departed to Catalina Is- Talklng About Talking, a powerful play about ra- cism, sexism, antisemi- tism, homophobia and prejudice, will be per- formed in the Lecture Hal 1 on the Doheny campus on Friday, Nov. 10th at 7:30. The play is free to the Mount community and their guests. There will be a free shuttle from Chalon. The shuttle sign- up sheet is placed on The View office door. For more Information, con- tact Karen Wolman at Doheny, ext. 2259 or at Chalon pxt -*?Qi The View Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Allison Turner Managing Editor Zoila Garcia Doheny Editor Marie Cuniffe Feature Editor Ursula Strephans Layout Editor Missl Flores Business Manager Paollna Schlro Publicity Manager Karen Wolman Faculty Advisor Reporters: Donna Burr, Danlse Callahan, Lisa Cruz, Noeml Gilbert, Mary Hodges, Wendy Nobles, Veronica Rodriguez, Alicia Saldana, Hilda Sianez, Kristin Wennerstrom. Tne view welcomes viewpoints on scnool reiateo or puoi isned material Readers may express their opinions through person- ally signed letters The view will list campus events, free of charge For inclusion, send all relevant information to the events editor by the first week of every month through, and It also gave us a chance to be In touch with nature and ourselves. Our journey was one of reflection and en- lightenment. We ex- pressed our thoughts and feelings with one another. As we departed from the island, we felt at ease with ourselves and each other. The participants and I would like to extend our gratitude to Sr. Anne Davis and Gall Gresser, both campus ministry directors from Mount St. Mary's College! Page 3 The View OCTOBER. IQ8Q By Donna Burr and Danise Callahan National International Bread and ...water? The Justice Department filed lawsuits on October 4th against four major cities for violation of the.Clean Water Act. Detroit, Phoenix, San Antonio and El Paso were charged with allowing industrial toxic wastes, including such toxic pollutants as dioxln, cyanide, arsenic, cadmium, and lead, to be discharged into their sewage treatment systems. The suits have been filed by the Environmental Pro- tection Agency (EPA), which is seeking to promote water quality. The EPA also wishes to protect wildlife, which is threatened by such mismanagement of hazardous substances. Attorney General Thornburgh and William K. Reilly, both EPA administrators, mention fifty-seven other cities guilty of Clean Water Act violations. According to Reilly, this lawsuit Is "the first phase of an enforcement initiative to draw attention to the problems of inadequate pretreatment programs." The violationscan result in finescosting errant local govern- ments as much as $25,000 a day. For our female readers... A judge recently rejected allegations that the State of California is gui lty of sex discrimination based upon a wage-and-job classification system established fifty years ago. The California State Employee Association sought legal action arguing that female-dominated Jobs such as teaching, nursing, and clerical work earn less than comparable work done by males. While most observes would agree with this statement, no del Iberate discrimi- nation could be proven. Earthquake hits San Francisco San Francisco was hit by an earthquake on October 17th that was the biggest since the quake of 1906. Estimated tobeneara 7.0ontheRichter scale, Itcreated immense damage and took several 1 ives. A section of the Bay Bridge col lapsed as did 1 .5 mi les of Interstate 880. Although officials first estimated the death toll to be around 200, it is now believed that under a hundred people have died. Officials rushed to the scene, and volunteers emerged to help in this most tragic disaster. It is believed that there is a 50/50 chance of a major after shock occuring within the next two months, so unfortunately it does not look like the tragedy is over quite yet. East flees West A lifelong dream Is final ly coming true for many East German citizens; they are being given permission to leave the East and go West. It all began in May when Hungary opened its borders to Austria, triggering the beginning of the refugee crisis. Since then, large numbers of East Germans have been flooding in and seeking refuge in West German embassies in Czechoslovakia and Poland. This action has created tension between East Germany and its other allies. Hungary and Czechoslovakia, afraid of losing support from West Germany, consented by mid-September to open their borders to the refugees. Talks have been taking place between Prague, Warsaw and the two Germanles, and a tentative agreement was reached by early October; East Germany is allowing the refugees to leave for the West. Perestrolka-Dream or reality? Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev is heading in a direction few would have predicted. His goal has been to reconstruct his country's society and, at the same time, remove the totalitarian forces of Stalinism and neo- Stalinlsm. He has stated that he wants to end the Cold War and disarm as quickly as possible to prevent the possibility of war. His plans include cutting Russia's defense budget 50% by 1 995 and another 50% w i th i n the next ten years. English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and West Germany's Helmet Kohl have both expressed their sup- port. Surprisingly, no statement has been issued from the White House. Bush has preferred to remain out of Perestrolka untl 1 he is assured of its success. Some are criticizing him, calling him "timid", while others are considering him "wise" not to get involved until concrete evidence has been offered by Gorbachev. What do you think? EARN QUICK EASY $$ ^ HELPING WITH COLLEGE SEARCH SURVEYS Call Pat Kyle, 1-800-366-5195 for more information y(9:00 a.m. - 400 p.m. Midwest time)/ Page 4 The View OCTOBER. 1989 i iterrr v Corner Barbed Wires by Lisa Cruz As the moon shows its face in darkness the chills of the night behold The man, the woman, the decrepit, a child barbed wire cannot silence the bold Silence the cry, silence the rage plunge them into the darkness of doom Where cries are confined, rage is restrained in the stench of the haunted room Wicked Masters stalk the darkness, the horrors of the night before them unfold Ruthless, bloodthirsty animals seize their prey in their attempt to silence the bold. Have you no mercy, have you no fear in the reality of Divine Retribution? You may destroy every fiber of my flesh but not the fate of your condemnation. Clenched fists raised in defiance not bound by the Power of Fear This senseless madness serves no purpose consolation: Judgment Day is near Subjected to your tortuous hands, to the Power of your Perverted Mind Agony, Pain, Shock, and Fear Companions, ha! One of a kind! Elusive Heroes, I call you arise! Redeem this bloodthirsty land The jailers can't fathom the depth of our spirit Obliterate the Iron Hand! This is dedicated to Liz Rodriguez: The loss of a loved one is never easy, and we know the sadness you must be feeling. Just know that you don't have to go through this alone. If you want someone to talk to; we'll be here to listen. And if you find yourself in need of help; don't be afraid to ask. And always know that you have friends who will be there for you. With our deepest sympathy, Maria, Josle, Blanca, Carol, Elisa, Mardi, and Julie We ask that you pray for the repose of the soul of Liz's mother. n — ■ Read ThisL by Allison Turner After spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks this semester, wouldn't it be nice if you could get your money's worth and read them all, from cover to cover? This year the Edu- cational and Industrial Research Institute is of- fering a class which of- fers such an opportunity. While increasing your rate anywhere from 1,200 to 5,000 words per minute, the reading class also teaches you how to effectively take tests as wel 1 as teaching a form of shorthand for better note-taking. The class, which will commence as soon as student interest is ob- served, will cost $395, with family discounts available. Located on the Chalon campus, it will consist of eight meetings and will be offered with a money-back guarantee. Should you triple your reading speed or increase your rate to only 1,000 words per minute, your money will be refunded. For more informa- tion contact Sister Van- dehe at schoo 1 or Dan from the Educational and Indus- tri al Research I nst i tute at (213)559-5700. Hraufrt— -. Calendar d ^^rO"ttTT| jfl by Danlse Callahan I I I I I Mr and Noeml Gilbert Wil tern Theatre, Inc. Nov 6 & 7 "The Waterboys" This Dublin based group is currently promoting their latest album. Nov 6 L.A. Theatre Center June Jordan is presented as part of a poetry/ literary series. Nov 7,14,19,28 & Dec 5 Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena "Myths and the Human Psyche" is a lecture series covering myths from around the world. Nov 18 "Yellowjackets" Jazz concert featuring songs from their latest album, The Spin. Nov 22-Dec 3 " The Phantom of the Opera " Ahmanson Theatre This is the original London stage musical by Ken Hill. If you've heard of Andrew Lloyd Weber's version, don't miss his inspiration. THE j> VIEW MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE II II II II I II II II II I Out of Africa AH for the A True Story bu M8ru Hod s es I! !» by Margaret Skane My name is Mar- garet Skane and I am a restdent at the Doheny campus. I was asked to write an arttcle about myself because I am one, among many stu- dents, who was not born In the United States;! was born In Uganda, Africa. I have eight broth- ers and sisters One brother was born in New York, four were born in South America, and my three sisters were born in Africa Both of my parents ere American, but after they were married and had their first child, my father was trans- ferred to the Belgian Congo He workedfora company called Esso, which Is very similar to Exxon here In the US We moved back to the States when I was three years old, so most of whet lam tell- ing you are stories I have heard my family tell The most fascl- netlng story I heve everheerd Isebout the dey I wes born l wes born on January 23, 197 1 , e very speclel dey In Afrlcenhlstory, on this dey. Idiemin, who wes once Chief of Steff of the Ugenden Army, wes put in com- mandof all of Africa At first, people thought he was going to be a very week end in- competent ruler, but they leterreelized how powerful he hed be- come. Thlspowerledto the murder end Injury of meny dtl2ens et Idlemin's commend. My mother seld this wes e frightening dey for her. She seid she wes resting quietly In her room efter giving birth to me when ell of e sudden she wes told to hide under her bed. There wes e very good reeson for this; there were bullets flying through the hospitel windows end bombs being shot off outside. Whet e dey it must heve beem When my femily gets together for spe- c1elholideys.lt Is very interesting to heer the exciting stories they tell My fether tells funny stones ebout cemplng In the Seren Getti Desert Heveyou ever hed e hippo rub up egelnst your tent or heer lions roering off tnthedistence? Idon't know ebout you, but I know I would be scored' My two older sisters tellstortes ebout mon- keys who used to stey In ( cont. p 2 ) When I beceme e vegeterien, my femily thought It wes just e phase I wes going through, another one of Mary's health food kicks. Only this time I think they fully expected me to adopt some obscure religion, shave my head, and disappear into the wilderness. The reactions we vegetarians get from meat eaters are as verled es our reasons for becoming vegetarlens. Reesonsf or switching toe vegeter- ien diet Include heelth, diet, economic, humani- tarian, and religious reasons My reasons for becoming a vegeterien ere varied, and though it may heve something to do with the eppearance of the meat served in the cafeteria, I consider myself a conscientious objector to meat eating in general. This country consumes entirely too much meat for its own good. The effects of continuing to demend such e greet supply of meet could be disastrous to the U.S. end third world countries. Reislng enimels for food destroys the topsoll end ground weter supplies es well as wild life habitets end ecologicel balances One pound of meat produces 1 00 pounds of manure which pol- lutes our weter Meet production Is the number one polluter In the U.S., greeter then ell other humen activities combined. In eddltlon, 260,000,000 ecres of forest lend heve been cleared to create crop lend for e meet centered diet; 56* of Amerlcen crop lend Is devoted to meet production. Other countries elso suffer from our meet- eetlng hebit Countries in Centrel end South Amerlce experience the destruction of their tropical rein forests - for whet? The Americen hemburger.(Afrlce suffers reduced relnfell be- ceuse of the loss of rain forests cleared by com- panies such as Burger King for the "American diet ") Another problem with meat consumption Is that a considerebleemount of protein is lost in the conversion from grain to enimel flesh It tekes 16 pounds of grein end soybean to produce one pound of beef, 7 5 pounds of protein for one pound of protein as hog flesh, end 5 pounds of protein for pound of chicken flesh This food chain (humen-animel-grein/gress) deprives humens of the highest quelity food sources If Americens were to reduce their meet in teke. hundreds of thousends of people could be adequately fed with the grein supply Of course, feeding people is more a question of politics than actual availability of food, but as the world's humen population increases, the problem of meet versus grain production will have to be ad- dressed. In theoneecre specethetcensupportthe production of 165 pounds of beef, 20,000 pounds of potatoes can be grown. Furthermore, one acre devoted to cereels cen produce five times more protein then en ecre devoted to meet production; legumes, 10 times; leafy vegetables, 15t1mes. It Is not only possible to survive on a diet with less meat, it is much healthier A woman's diet should include no more than !2*of total calories as protein as compered to the 58* as carbohy- drateend30*fets. Protein comes from evertety of sources other then meet. Including grelns and seeds, legumes, and leafy vegetables. These sources also provide other important nutrients not found in meat By eating e wide veriety of vegetebles or by eddlngdelry products to the diet, edequete protein is eestly obtelned. The body stores excess protein esfet. High consumption of meat Is elso directly releted to heelth problems such es stroke, heert diseese, diabetes, end obesity Frequency of ell of these problems 1s seen to decreese with the in- troduction of e vegeterien diet. A vegeterien diet hes elso been scientifically proven to provide a person with greeter stamina, s trength, end lon- gevity in comperl son withe meet eeter. There 1s elso the feet thet fruits end vegetebles ere much less expensive then meet products Meny people elso heve religious objections to eetlng enimel flesh. Even without ell these fects, I know thet I feel better he ving become e vegetarian. I know I em eetlng more healthy foods now then I ever heve before; 1 heve more energy end I've lost weight. And elthough my eetlng hebits elone mey heve little effect on the food production system in Americe.lf we ell cut some of the meet out of our diets we'd not only be heelthler, but in the long run, there might be e lot more food to go eround For more informetion on vegeterienlsm and vegeterien meels, check out Diet For e S mall p lene by Frences Moore Lappe, or Diet For a New America by John Robbins, Faqe DLCthBtK iS8S The Hill V?==r4 :'W By Donna Burr a to Dsrnif 4_rjliah«n toS(DES!-lL ^^pf D BRSSBBfiflilDEinL S^fc A f rica, cont a tree right outside theirbedroom window. They said the monkeys made a terrible racket. From what I've heard, the people are as Interesting as the ani- mals. Many of the Af- rican women didn't wear shirts back then; they felt very natural goingtopless. There are many, many other things I could tell you about myself and about Af- rica, bi't Idon'twantto ramblj on. One day I would love to go back and visit the continent where I was born-l seemed to have missed so much because I was so young. STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER? The Flag Protection Act of 1989 has already been challenged by protesters at the nation's capitol Three men, including a VietNam veteran, were arrested on charges of desecrating the U.S. flag less than a week after passage of the new statute. A fourth demonstrator, Gregory Johnson, was not charged. Johnson's burning of the American flag at the 1984 Republican National Convention led to the Supreme Court ruling that such an action was considered symbolic expression and was protected under the First Amendment. The accused face penalties of up to three years in jail and a$ 1000 fine; however, this Is guaranteed to be a lengthy and well-documented trial. Any bids on the movie rights? GOV'T REPORT ONGAYS IN MILITARY The Pentagon recently received a report, drafted by a military research center, that sug- gested an end to the ban on homosexuals in the armed forces. The research team, based in Mon- terey, California, was assigned the task of deter- mining security risks. If any, posed by homo- sexuals. However, the team expanded the topic and drafted the report tltled/'Nonconformlng Sexual Orientations and Military Suitability." Internal correspondence in Washington re- gards the study's findings as" ...biased, flawed, offensive, and wasteful of government re- sources" (NY Times). The policy of excluding homosexuals has long been defended by the Pen- tagon, which sees such a preference as en under- mining force regarding discipline in the ranks. Several pending lawsuits challenge this controversial situation and may gain strength from such favorable reports emanating from the Defense Department's own Personnel Security Research and Education Center. "Education" seems to be the key word STUDENT FOUND GUILTY In a Virginia court, a 16-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, one count of malicious wounding, ond nine other firearms violations The young man Is awaiting sentencing for his fatal shooting of a teacher end the wounding of an asslstent prlnclpel. The gun epperently jemmed es he elmed to fire upon enotherstudent.thusending the sleughter The presiding circuit judge hes yet to determine whether Nlcholes Elliot will be sentenced es e juvenile ores en edult The tregic Incident took Piece etAtlentlc Shores Chrlstlen School fifteen deysbeforeChrlstmes, 1988 PRE-SUMMIT MEETING President Bush end Russian President Mikhail S.Gorbachev have scheduled a meeting in Decem- ber. This comes as e surprise to most people who heve criticized Bush for showing no support towards Gorbachev's plan for democracy... Peres troike. The meeting is sched- uled to take place December 2nd and 3rd aboard U.S. and Soviet naval ships in the Mediterreneen, in preparetlon for next year's arms control summit. This December meeting will be the first be- tween the two leaders since Bush took office. They are expected to discuss a wide renge of topics, but es of yet It is still speculetion as to the actual subjects. Some think topics will range from the friction in Afghanistan to discussion on long- range nuclear weapons. TWO DISASTERS LINKED TOGETHER A Palestinian group has been linked to the French plene crash. On September 1 9th a French airliner exploded over the desert in Niger. Spe- cialists in Peris' centre 1 police leboretory, who were working with fregments of a suitcese found in the wreckage, heve made an import ant discov- ery. The bomb that ceused this disester is similer to a terrorist bomb that exploded in Paris in February 1985, believed to have been built by Pelestinien Abu Ibrehim. French papers cerried this news, howeverthe Peris police refused to comment on it. Meny experts believe that the bomb involved with the December 1988 explosion of Pen Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the other two bombs were produced by the same people. They do not believe thet it was Abu Ibrahim himself because he is in exile, but they could heve been mede by one of his pupils. The only logicel essumption thet cen be mede, due to the French investlgetors' work. Is thet elthough the bombing cleerly points eway from certain groups. It does not point to a specific person. CRY FREEDOM... IS IT FINALLY BEING HEARD??? Several members of the ANC (African Netlonel Congress) heve, efterelmost e quert er of e cen- tury, been releesed f roni prison due to the efforts of Nelson R Mendele.Mendele Is the 7 1-yeer- old leeder of the outlewed Afrlcen Netlonel Con- gress This orgenlzet Ion wes benned by the gov- ernment of South Afrlce In 1 960. Mendel e wes tried for treesonend sebotege In 1 963 end hes been In jell ever since He hes been trying since 1963 to heve his coll eegues releesed end el so to heve the ANC eccepted es en importent pert of South Afrlce's future. The government refuses to telk to the ANC leeders until the guer- rille group renounces violence The group is now plennlngtoaddresserelly end hes theepprovel of the government The freed men seem to be stress- ing the need for "order end discipline". Problem Student? by Wendy Nobles When Tim Moore, (name changed) a seemingly intelligent young man, started struggling in school, his parents and teach- ers thought his prob- lem wes merely lezf- ness. They constently yelled et him, seying thet if he didn't work herder they would kick him out of the exclu- sive prep school hewes enrolled In Tim, on the other hend, thought he wes really stupid. Unfor- tunetely, Tim is not elone; he is emong meny other students struggling their wey through school with undiegnosed leerning disabilities Everyone hes heerd ebout LD's (learning disabilities) such as dyslexie and slow learners Many people, including par- ents and teachers, don't know that there are meny other forms of LD's, in eddltion to the common reversel of letters (dyslexia). Dyslexie is e term used inter- chengeably with "leerning disability," which means specifi- cally any type of prob- lem with languege, whether speeking, lis- tening, reesoning, understending, writ- ing, reeding, spelling, or even erithmetlc (cont. p 3 ) The View 12001 Chalon Road. Los Angelas, CA 90049 Allison Turner Editor-in-Chief Zolle Gordo Doheny Editor Marie Cunnlffe Feature Editor Ursula Strephons Layout Editor Mlssl Flores Business Manager Paollno Schlro Publicity Manager Koren Wolmon Faculty Advisor Reporters: Donna Burr, Dantse Callahan, Lisa Cruz, Noeml Gilbert, Mary Hodges, Wendy Nobles, Alicia Saldana, Hilda "lonez, Margaret Skene, Kristin Wennerstrom The View welcomes viewpoints on school related or pub- lished material Readers may express thelroplnlons through personally signed letters Signed letters and editorials present personal on'nions and do not necessarily reoresent the views of the s*aff P 3 . 3 * T DECEMBER 989 Disabilities, cont (which is considered a type of language). Chtldrenoradults with LD's have trouble processing Informa- tion they read or hear Into their long orshort term memories, or communicating what they know in written orspoken words All learning dis- abilities ere physio- logical The dyslexic brain, for example, is different from the non-dyslexic because the right hemisphere is larger than the left hemisphere. Re- searchers think that during the second tri- mester of pregnancy, cells that should mi- grate from the right hemisphere to the lan- guage center* in the left side don't get there; Instead they end up in the frontal lobe where the cells don't mature. OftenLD'scen be Inherited; occur- ring four out of five times more in boys than In girls. Many people have misconceived notions aboutLD's. tioreoften than not, learning dis- abled students have been perceived as "problem" students in special classes Be- cause parents end teachers don't always know the signs to look for, many remein un- diegnosed. Problemsin processing lenguege usuelly surfece before children stert school. Early motor de- velopment may be slow or uneven. Children may be incepeble of remembering simple nursery rhymes, or become confused when given simple direc- tion. Chj ,_ dren who mispro- nounce words like "psgettl" may not understand theorderof letter sounds or which sound accompanies which letter They may not be able to learn sight recognition, write letters without reversing them, or even distinguish be- tween P B, or D. Learning disabled stu- dents may do well In their classes by doing all of their homework, but heve trouble with tests. These students cen be diagnosed with spe- cial testing, the big- gest problem with this being finding the fa- cilities to get help Most high schools have a learning disability specialist, but not ell colleges heve the seme. Most colleges heve stete required quotes to fill in edmitting leern- ing disebled students, yet heve no support systems forthem when they get there. Once the students get the help they need, they cen learn to achieve higher ecedemicgoels. ft ffOft® by Lisa Cruz The Netionel Associetlon forCempus Activities'(NACA)Fer West Regionel Confer- ence wes held Novem- ber 4 - 7 et the Red Lion Inn In Secre- mento Speciel Proj- ects Coordinetor Leeh Ann Cero, heed delegete Ruth Leye, Connie Bonilles, Requel Ce- pecete, Kerle Merro- quin end Llse Tepte represented Mount St Mery'sCollege. "NACA is en or- genizetlon thet focuses on end helps the student leeder," steted Ruth Leye. "Through verled educetionel sessions end opportunities, it promotes personel growth The Mount representetives were of high spirit ell throughout. Thet helped in promoting our school end in mek- Ing It e better known institution." Leah Ann Cero wes on the Southern Celifornie/Nevede Unit Steering Com- mittee for two yeers She geve en educe- tionel session on Im- proving steff end stu- dent reections Her job es fund reiser en- teiled herd work As Leeh seid, "There meu not be moneu involved in volunteer- ing for NACA - but whet one geins is priceless." "I felt the con- ference geve us idees on how to promote more spirit end de- creese the epethy In this school," clelmed delegete Connie Bonil- les ■ Student Activi- ties Clerk Llse Teple leerned e lot regerding progremmlng "I highly recommend thet students partici- pate in the NACA con- ference," Lisa seid "I hope to be one of the delegetes next yeer." The conference overell wes very en- lightening As Requel Cepecete leerned, "I reeltze thet there ere more slmilerities than differences among the different schools The conference was e greet experience It wes enice waytomeet people " Do It For the Children by Lisa Cruz Christmas Is fast approeching As we welcome the Yuletideseeson we ere pleesed with veried Imeges of prosperity end joy — in new clothes, exiting gifts, cherished reletionshlps, the beeutlfulChristmes tree, the heppy children Christines is foreveryone, yet It tekes on e different dimension for the children By virtue of their vulnerebillty end Innocence, children demend speciel cere According to Amnesty In- ternetlonel. et this very moment e child mey be sub jec ted to the whims of e ruthless torturer, es children from ell over the world become victims of humen rights ebuse Amnesty Internetlonel is en independent worldwide movement working Impertielly for the releese of ell prisoners of conscience, fair end prompt trials for political prisoners, and en end to torture end executions It is funded by done- tlons from its members end supporters through- out the world In this dey end ege.berberlenlsm contin- ues es Amnesty Internetlonel chronicles the es- celetlng violence thet speres no one Children heve been either ceught in the crossfire or were innocent bystenders Other children heve been used es e meens to force perents to confess to poll tlcel crimes es in the cese of e five-month old beby kept in en edjecent cell The infent wes deprived of milk "I sew the five-month old beby screemlng in this stete," cleimede former Ireqi prisoner Often, retelietlon egeinst humen rights workers ere vented towerds their offspring Children often pey the price In Guatemele's po- litlcel cheos Armed men hed burst into Susene TzocMendoze'shome inNovember, 1988 They were looking for her f ether, eGuetemelen human rights worker Fei ling to find him, they ettecked herinsteed;beet1ng h er so severely overe four- dey period thet she vomited blood In Februery, Iris Reyes Urtze, the niece of the President of enother Guetemelen rights orgenizetlon, wes ceptured by government soldiers end teken to e mllltery cempendreped She wes !5yeersold Such eccounts ere only toofemlliertome since I wes relsed in en country wrought with suppression end decedence during the Mercos Regime The former First Ledy, Imelde is noto- rious for her shoes end Jewelry -but people seem to be oblivious to the seerlng feet of political detention end torture thet hed been prevelent in their reign Intellectuals, professlonels, stu- dent s, the religious, end hum en rights edvocetes, their loved ones end children were primery ter- gets for brutality Detention and torture were used to silence legitimate cries for justice end reform My physic's professor wes e political detainee end he, too, wes subjected to mentel end physlcel torture This disturbed me e greet dee I especielly since my fether wes egeinst my in- volvement In poll tlcel orgenlzet ions My contri- bution wes insignificant compared to my friends, who were totally committed to the pursuit of social justice They were et the forefront of the humen rights movement Eech of us hed thet innetefeerofceptivity.sincewe were e were of the possibility of detention I felt extremely vulnereble It wes e frightening experience Preying end knowing there were meny students Involved somehow mede me stronger During the derk deys of the dictatorship. Amnesty Internetlonel wes emong the few or- genlzet ions thet provided erey of hope Its work of facilitating the releese of political prisoner s was Impressive It became my dreem to become e pert of such e noble orgenizetlon Coming here e yeer ego enebled me to get in touch with end join Amnesty Internetlonel As e member one gets to receive their bimonthly newsletter.Amnesty Action, which provides the most current informetlon on prisoner ceses edopted It gives en updete on humen rights situetions ell over the world end offers speciel opportunities to pertlcipete directly in cem- peigns A child's leughter, e child's joy gives edded significence to the beeuty of the Vuletlde Seeson There is no greeter love then this - dolt for the seke of the children Humen life is sacred Be a part of Amnesty Internetlonel - cell (213) 388- 1237 t-\»ae 4 Jen's Comer Calendar Safety Found In Numbers by iconic* VaHsds Are we safe on the Doheny Campus? Con- sider these facts: we have had five Toyotas stolen; USC fraternity houses, known to have a reputation for wild parties enhanced by alcohol, surround the campus; the entrances to campus aren't al- ways guarded; and the campus is easily ac- cessible to any pedes- trian wishing to pass through. Withcrimeat an all time high, and date rape-frequently occurring at frater- nity perties-an eve- ryday occurrence, the answer would seem to 'Tis the Time to Start Shopping . . . be no. However, all students interviewed forthisarticlefeltsafe living at Doheny; they allseethiscampusasa sort of haven in the heart of a very un- stablepartof LA. The students talked about the ad- ministration mem- bers, teachers, nuns, and guards as mother/ father figures, each having an interest in student safety. For exampki, the admini- stration responded to the Toyota crisis by closing the campus and leaver only one en- trance/oxit gate open. The students have learned to use safety common sense on cam- pus as well; walking in groups, and when that is not pos- sible, being assertive when walking alone. I personallybelievethet we all need to create a safe place for our- selves, not depending totally on others to createitforus. Thisis possible through the advantages a small campus such as Doheny has to offer. I call on each of us, both at Doheny and Chalon,to takeprecau- tions, use the re- sources available, such as the shuttle, and build a community willing to work to- wards a safe campus environment. December 1-17 Theater 40 Home , written by critically-acclaimed novelist and playwright David Storey, is a funny and touching language play that gently sums up the human condition and humorously grapples withlifegone askew. December 2 - January 6 Otis/Parsons Art Gallery An exhibition featuring sixty American artists brings into the public eye the 1950's trial and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the only Americans ever given the death penalty for conspiracy to commit espionage. December 6 The Streisand Center At 7:30 a free public symposium "Art and Politics - The '50's/'80's Parallel" is sched- uled in conjunction with the Rosenberg exhibit. December 8-10 The Great Western Forum The Grateful Dead will be performing three concerts, at 8:00 on Friday, 9:00 on Sat- urday, and 6:00 on Sunday. December 9 Women's 20th Century Club The California Lyric Grand Opera will present an Opera Gala featuring excerpts from such productions as West Side Story,Show Boat PorgyandBess,andSouthPacific,amongothers Admission is $12.00, and will be performed at by Poollna Schlro As winter grows near, it Is apparent that Christmas is just around the corner. Have you done your Christmas shopping? We are often preoccupied with the more im- portant things that need to be completed, such as research papers, jobs, and socializing, that we set aside our shopping until the very last possible minute We say that we will worry about it after finals, but did you know that finals end on Decem- ber 22, leaving only three shopping days until Christmas? The last few days before Christmas are the most hectic for all shoppers buying presents- mothers fighting for the last doll on the shelf, customers watting In endless lines for assis- tance, and teenagers debating what to get their boyfriends. Here are a few tips to avoid this annual "rush hour" before Christmas. FOUR POINTS FOR OMITTING LAST MINUTE FRUSTRATION l Make a list of everyone for whom you want to purchaseagift. 2. Next to their name write down what you would like to buy for them 3 Price each Item before you purchase It In order togetthebestdeel 4 Avoldprocrestlnation Literary Corner WINGS OF FREEDOM The flight of my soul on feathered wings, upward to the sky, is a beautiful thing to see. Soaring high, gaining speed, freeat lastof life's worrisome problems. but, alas, I take one brief peek at all left beh i nd, and I see your gentle tears, your aching heart. In that one Instant, I love you again, for your love of me. Invaluable as I may be And so, the wings, as Icarus wouldhavetoldme, did notlast, and I fell again to the ground, tied once more by an aching love. by Almee Steffes December 9 Embassy Theater Huayucaltla will perform at 8:00 in order to promote its second album, Horizontes. The group has worked to transcend social and cultural barriers through the fusion of their musical and personal experiences with the revival of their traditional cultures. The group's music ranges from folklore from the Andes, afro-caribbean, jazz and classical to socially aware "New Song" musical styles. December 10 Homestead Museum A Christmas Open House offers an after- noon visit to 1928, featuring holiday decora- tions, music, entertainment and refreshments Admission Is free, but reservations ere required December 14 The Ambassador Theater TheJuilliard String Quartet performs the complete Beethoven quartets. Tickets are $ 19 50 and up. December 15 The Wiltern Theatre Indigo Girls will be performing at 8 00 Bend members Amy Ray and Emily Salliers will be serving up e striking collection of redlent, dynemicelly-performed songs highlighting the duo's contrasting yet compllmentery vocel styles THE,, VIEW SrcKve9 MSMC II II II II I II II II II I By Alicia Saldana Waking up on New Year's Day was as disap- pointing as waking up on your thirteenth birthday and not feeling 1 ike a teen- ager Now, I did not ex- pect to wake up and find my house redecorated, complete with a clap-on- clap-off system, compli- ments of high-tech elves. But, with the news re- ports about the Increase in homicides and drug abuse, and the decrease in America's academic per- formance, I was quickly sobered to the reality of Let's Begin... the large burden which sits at the 90's doorstep. With the idea of 1990 being a new begin- ning, I was futilely hoping for Instant reforms and answers to all our prob- lems. There are many existing problems that we will be trying to solve well into the next cen- tury, whl le new problems are arising. What are these problems which have plagued America? One does not have to go any further than the morning paper to find them, usu- ally taking a backseat to the problems or triumphs of China and Eastern Eu- rope. When we left for Christmas break we were celebrat ing the f al 1 of The Berlin Wall; by the time we returned, several other eastern European countries had over- thrown their government or had Joined the band- wagon against communist rule. Following the red, white, and blue footsteps of democracy, these countries are risking everything for equality and freedom, I have recently been reminded that perhaps we should remind ourselves that although freedom is virtuous, one can be free and still be homeless and hungry. Equality of con- dition for people in Amer- ica, as well as in other countries, Is what we should be striving for. Though it is hard to close our eyes to the ethical, economical and social problems around us, we can no longer try to justify our blindness by saying, "Yeah, but we have our freedom." It is hard to be truly critical about America when there are so many coun- tries that want to model themselves after us — we must be doing some- thing right. I would like to think that the problems of America and the rest of the globe have reached an intolerable point, where things can only get better. I think that we need to break the past repe 1 1 1 ive- ness of history and begin to write a new future. Community spirit, non- violence, glasnost, and environmental protection are this year's buzzwords. This century is pregnant with change, change which will hope- fully be for the best. Do not be startled by the job ahead. We c an be gu i ded by our dreams for 1990 and make them come true.. .Let's begini Feminism: An Issue of Choice By Mary Hodges Feminism. It's a scary word to a lot of people. Nobody wants to be labeled a feminist and everybody hates them. It has connotations of macho women trying to beat men at their own game. But to me a feminist is not a man-hater or a female chauven- ist, a feminist is merely a person who thinks that women should have the same rights and opportunities that men have and be treated on an equal basis with men rst, one thing that requires explanation is sue of abortion since frighteningly, feminism is often associated with this hot topic. Feminists are typically portrayed as demonstrative pro-choice supporters. This, however, is not necessarily the case. A feminist may take either stance she likes becai i is about making choices. A woman '. decide to voice her opinion against abort ion Just as she might choose to support afreedom of choice star Feminism does not, and should not, revolve d abort' es A big part mlnism ,-ttitudes. People operate 3 to the roles that we assign to them. Net is a real i ty check en s terec I oles necessar .vomen especially need to :e the way they perceive themselves relationships with others. Women must take it upon themselves to carry out a more active role in their relationships and in society. Passivity is not forced on anyone. Feminism means women making choices about their own lives, whether they are a homemaker, an autoworker or an executive. Women should examine their own values and goals and decide for themselves what they want todo rather than letting society decide fcr them. This means that a woman may choose to become a homemaker if it results from her actual decision A homemaker may be a feminist and de- serves respect as such. The important thing is that she herself chooses to be a homemaker. Changes in vocabulary are also an important nt of feminism because they reflect chanoes in attitude. One fortunate thing about the Mount is that most hypothetical situations inclass involve women or the pronoun 'she' instead of he'. Feminist vocabulary may seem strange at first, but It Just takes some ng used to. Sa. airperscr ad of ulous to me. After a practice though, one begins to say nat'. words like 'flight attendant', •:sperson". However, distinctions such as 'poet- ess' and 'male nurse' become unnecessary. Moreover, I've discovered that it is not so hard to say 'humankind' Instead of 'man'. While all this may seem to be making mountains out of molehi 1 Is, changes in vocabulary are important because language molds our perceptions and images. As long as we continue to say 'mailman' instead of 'mail carrier', our image of that profession as a man's Job will remain. If we can change our appellations, however, the road leading to a mere egalitarian society will become smoother. The question of etiquette is also one that arises in a discussion of feminism. 1 1 is acceptable for a feminist woman to go through a door first. Somebody has got to go through first, and in this courts traditionally the woman. It makes things go a lot more smoothly But that does not mean that a woman cannot hold a door open for a man as well. Women and men do nothavetorejectpollteconvention if itfeelsccmfort- able to them and if it does not subordinate one sex or the other. Feminism does not require that everyone bee an activist Feminism means doing what ycu w; do and believing in yourself and not letting anyone step you from reaching your goals Just because you are a woman. Al 1 people need to increase theiraw;,- mmatory imbalances in society and change I attitudes and lifestyles to put an end to these. Page 2 The View February, 1990 By Jane Morgan Who did we put on the A-list and who did we eighty-six'? The View interfaced with a healthy selection of the Mount's workaholics, wildings, and wannabes to provide its readers with a little "infotainment" - a reader's poll. Pretty high concept, huh? First, the good news... Either 1989 was the most abundant, tumul tuous year of the decade, or you all have short-term memories, because you thlnk- alikes almost reached consensus in most of our cate- gories, and noted very current events as the stand- outs. Some of the decade's earlier influences must be so ingrained that we don't hear ourselves calling friends and relatives "Dude" or referring tochildless couples as "D.I.N.K.s". Neither do we remember playing Pictionary in our postmodern studios or be- longing to support groups to overcome our codepen- dency, because it has us "stressed." The aforemen- tioned, liposuction, and lite beer all took root some- time, somewhere, in the past ten years. Most everyone agreed that the 80's reached its epiphany when the wall came tumbling down in Berlin. In the same vein, a number of you said that the end of the cold war (thanks, Gorby) and the battles waged for a more democratic world made a most indelible mark on the past decade and its people. A handful of sports fans called the 1984 Olympics in our own L.A. the most memorable of moments. Scattered throughout our surveys were other sports items, like the Lakers back-to-back victories In 1987 and '88, and the World Series game in 1 988, where the Dodgers, in a long shot, walked away with the cham- pionship. m m A few health nuts mentioned the move to Improve both hips and heart. Jane Fonda and other fitness fanatics sweat and swore by their running shoes and bran muffins. In the Interest of lower cholesterol and higher fashion we ate baby carrots and tanked up at Beverly Hills water bars. One honest interviewee said that the advent of microwave popcorn made the 80's come al Ive for her. Hey, priorities. Ml fa Some students noted that passion and protest on the home front hadn't been put to rest by decades past; witness Hands Across America, grassroots environ- mental organizations and animal activist groups like Heal the Bay and PETA (People for the Ethical Treat- ment of Animals.) a « The space shuttle, home computers, E.T. the movie, car phones, the walkman, and the Harmonic Convergence also made the list of unforgettables and undisposable. Now for the bad news... Many of you said that the birthofnewleadershlpandthefightforfreedommeant dying for it. Tiananman Square was just one battle- field. 4 Terror on the airlines, A.I.D.S., the Alaskan oil spill and other environmental concerns, the federal deficit, homelessness, the drug problem and the rate at which they all have grown in number have your attention. A few of you smirked and said that televangelism and loose morals among ourcountry's leaders added to the Ills of our society In the 1980's as well. $*n 4J<p/3<p^ In music everything old Is new again. Recent releases by classic rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan have the majority of your vote. U2 was another band that got high marks. A percentage of you agreed that pop prophets Ma- donna, Prince, and Michael Jackson were worthy of recognition, though they weren't your particular favorites. Also topping the charts were Paula Abdul and Mil li Vanilli for some of you. For the record, the two newcomers were also considered a musical disgrace by some of you. 4*n 4j<p.n<pj3 To a greater degree, concerts and events received more of your attention than the music actually played at them. Giant fundraisers 1 ike USA for Africa, the US Festival and Farm Aid were among them. Important to others was the birth of MTV and the music video, The Stones' Farewell Tour, and the reunion of The Who. Bands you love to hate: Run D.M.C. and Guns n" Roses, for starters. Most of you had a disdain for disco, technopop and rap in general. Metal didn't make it with you, either. a © q We also quizzed you on current events, so here's a quick look at the best and the worst of the last year of the decade. Again, we al I seem to agree that the Berl in Wal I and developments in Eastern Europe on the whole are among the most promising, exciting happenings of not just this one, but of several decades past. Of people and things we'd Just as soon forget: Noriega, the McMartins, cop-slapper Zsa Zsa Gabor, the San Francisco earthquake, junk bonds, and ma- lathion. From the ridiculous to the subl ime... As we exit the eighties and ring In the new decade, remember to look at the big picture and don't worry, be happy, for ours is a kinder, gentler, nation. Editor's note. Write the tired buzzwords and phra- seology used in this article out of your vocabulary - they belong in the closet with your stuffed Spuds MacKenzie, plastic purse, and auto shade. The View 1 2001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Allison Turner Editor-in-Chief Zoila Garcia Doheny Editor Marie Cunniffe Feature Editor Ursula Strephans Layout Editor Paolina Schiro Publicity Manager Karen Wolman Faculty Advisor Reporters: Donna Burr, Danlse Callahan, Erica D. Henderson, Mary Hodges, Jane Morgan, Cathy Nguyen, Wendy Nobles, Alicia Saldana, Paolina Schiro, Margaret Skane, Kristin Wennerstrom rne view welcomes viewpoints on school related or puD- ished material Readers may express their opinions througr jersonally signed letters Signed letters and editorial; present personal opinions and do not necessarily represent :he views of the staff r i I I. Reflections on Joanne Page 3 The view February, 1990 National cr nternatlonal By Kristin Wennerstrom By Danlse Callahan By Donna Burr Joanne Kennedy Is looking forward to graduating this May, al- though with the idea of graduat I on comes not only the anxiety of what to do once the ceremony's over, but also what this last semester will entail. What f ol lows is a gl impse of Joanne, what she has done, and what she plans to do. Joanne began as a Physical Therapy major In the Honors Program (although her attitude toward honors was less than enthusiastic) when she entered Mount St. Mary's as a freshman. Since then, she has homework, Joanne spends her spare time (what little she has) sleeping, reading, going out with friends to new clubs or underground music concerts, or just hanging around in her dorm room listening to reggae or "contempo- rary" music. Recently, she even did an interview for the TV show, I nvp Connection The room she has stayed in since her Junior year is a story in Itself. Stuck with what used to be a very small luggage room (with arms out- stretched, a person can touch both wal Is), Joanne changed her major to Psychology, has jumped into the honors program with both feet, arms, and re body, and, is cur- rently doing research for an honors tl The paper, when ( .vill be the profiles cf four won" riet Tubman and Joan of Arc, N f whom were so senters Although the paper mi five Titer tc these of ery As I'm decided to make the best out of a rotten situation and built a loft. Now her floor is free for what she terms as her "things." After gradu- ation, Joanne plans on attending graduate school (although she doesn't know where yet) for four to six more years order to get her PrC : sychology. Someday, she may even become a profess Wher Joanne leaves this school 'nMay, these who follow after her should remember her as f Native Americans in Council Bluffs, Iowa are testing their legal rights. The issue is not over treaties or civil rights, however. Economic empow- erment of this frequently neglected minority group is being proposed in the form of a $67 million gambling casino, the largest between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Since 1988, the Indian Gambling Regulatory Act has allowed casino games, slot machines, and horse and dog racing on Indian land in states that have legalized gambling. Iowa only allows gambling for purposes of charity, but this loophole is being stretched to include businesses if located on tribal land. Legal observers say that a favorable rul ing in the courts may allow Indians to become to gambling what the Japanese are to electronics. Check for more info if you're looking to invest. Dean Phi 1 1 Ip Carter, 34, father of twins, adopted son of a police chief, and a cameraman for television documentaries, is facing the death penalty. Described as tal 1, handsome and charming, he has been conv icted of two murders, and stands accused of rape and a total of five other murders, occurring within eighteen days. Apparently, after meeting attractive young women in bars and dating them until his sexual ad- vances were rebuffed, he broke Into their homes at night with the intention of raping them before stran- gling them. One woman was able to escape after more than five hours of repeated sexual assault with com- bined beating and strangulation to the point of uncon- sciousness. Carter will face rape and murder charges in SanDiego after the formerCulverClty resident leaves the Ventura courts. The prosecutor in the case has asked for capital punishment as administered in the gas chamber. This seemingly respectable man Is sus- pected of other violent sexual offenses in Seattle and Honolulu. Remember, dating risks involve more than a broken heart so we need to be as careful as we can. President Bush recently denounced racism from the pulpit of John Wesley AME Zion Church. His urging to "let us recommit ourselves to work for Justice and unity forall people. And let me add, no more letter bombs. No more racism. Leave the entire baggage of bigotry behind," drew approval and "amens" from the black congregation. His references were to recent threats against the National Association for the Advancement of Col- ored People, tragically marked by the killings of a federal Judge and a civi i rights lawyer. Hew far have we come 7 How far have we yet to go 7 jary 6, geology students out on a dig near Twenty-Nine Palms :f Lance :oral Jason Rother, 19, ofMlnneap was founa three miles from his other remains. : over a year ago on th is sprawl ing base about 1 80 : east of Los - 20 been posted for deser ; was Over the past two months, events have occurred that not only surprised the world but have also left people questioning what the future holds for them. In Eastern Europe, events are occurring at an alarm- ing rate. In January, Romania's leader, Nicolae Ceauces- cau, was executed along wi th his w i f e. This may sound harsh to Western standards but the way Ceaucescau ran his country would also sound foreign to Western- ers. For example, he made abortion and birth control illegal. Women caught disregarding these laws faced a fine and up to five years in prison. Mine workers also faced harsh conditions. They were forced to work in despicable conditions without the protection of masks. Ceaucescau's country was poor, but in contrast he lived very well. East Germany has dismantled its Secret police and plans to try Its old leader, Honecker, in March. There are also talks going on between East and West Germany in regard to reunification of the two Ger- manys. The6ermanDemocratlcRepublic(East)isalso greatly concerned with the "brain drain" it is suffer- ing; It has lost 400,000 of its citizens since the dismantling of the Berlin wall. Most people are ec- static over the changes, especially the dismantl ing of the Wall. At the same time, however, there is anxiety at the swiftness of events and the apparent lack of control over these situations. In Russia, Gorbachev's Perestroika seems to be in danger. Gorbachev definitely needs aid to help him ach 1 eve h I s goal s, and there are those who are start Ing to doubt If it will work. Some of the countries in the union are also causing him problems. Lithuania, for example, has split from Russia and has elected a new president despite efforts by Gorbachev to keep it a part of the Soviet Union. Bu 1 gar 1 a has joined other Eastern European coun- tries by changing its political system to a multiparty system and allowing free elections. Such events have not been restricted sole'v to Europe. In December, President Bush sent troops into Panama to capture President Manuel Noriega m what has been called "Operation Just Cause" After sev- eral weeks of successfully evading American troops, Noriega was finally captureo and sent to Florida tc stand trial for drug trafficking. Nicaragua is planning to hold free : r February. Approximately twenty Americans ( former former members of the NSC ) are cooi elect an attempt to make them as fa Ortega has = mised to re 'ease ers before the e :e. In Canadian Reai Estate tycoon Campea f Page 4 The view February, 1990 By Wendy Nobles Ivana Trump, soon to be ex- wife of multimll- lloniare real estate ty- coon Donald Trump, is not just a pretty woman be- hind a great man. She is quite a powerful woman on her own. This past Thanksgiv- ing when I was home for the holidays, I inter- viewed Mrs. Trump inher office at the Plaza Hotel. She was gracious enough to fit me in between two meetings, granting me as much time as I wanted. She greeted me warmly, with a smile and a compli- ment. Mrs. Trump is a Czechoslovakian native, born In Gottwaldov. She has a Masters degree in Physical Education from Charles University in Prague. She was an al ter- nate for the 1972 Either you have it [business sense] or you don't. I don't care how many [business] schools you go to, you can't learn it. Czechoslovakian Women's Olympic Ski Team. She later moved to Canada where she became a fashion model before moving to the United States. She met Donald Trump during the Montreal Olympics, and they were married a year later. Currently she is the president of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Before her current posi- tion, she was CEO of the Trump Castle and Casino. She still oversees the activities of the Trumps' three Atlantic City ca- sino hotels. She and Donald are the parents of three chi Idren, Donald Jr. ,12, Ivanka, 8, and Eric, 5. She describes hersel f as a homebody and as very family oriented. Her parents visit her for six months out of the year, and she visits Czechoslovakia once a year. In the interview, she named Donald Trump as her hero because of the great amount of progress In his career. When speaking about her hob- bies, which are skiing and gardening, she stated (about gardening) "I love to dig Into the earth." Mrs. Trump claims that she 1 Ives day to day. When 1 asked her what her dream was, she said it was to raise her children honestly, because she feels it's so hard to do so with our society as it is today. When I asked her if she saw herself in the past, doing what she is doing today, she couldn't envision it. She really thought that she would be teaching physical education. How- ever, she does feel lucky to have the business sense that she has. She stated about this, "Either you have i t or you don' 1. 1 don't care how many [business] schools you go to, you can't learn it." The last question I asked Mrs. Trump was whether or not she had any advice for the woman of the 90's, to which she replied, "You have to have balance between a career and a f am i ly to be really successful." She felt a need for family because we are women and have that right, but also felt that women should have a ca- reer as well, for women are much more prominent in the business world to- day, and will continue to be so in the 90's. The thing that most impressed me about Ivana Trump was her warm and friendly attitude. This, in my opinion, made her a much more beautiful per- son to meet. In conclu- sion, Mrs. Trump is not Just a pretty face, but a lovely, intelligent indi- vidual whom I admire very much. Your Mount Horoscope.. By Paollna Schlro Aries (March 21 -April 19): This semester, you will explore new dreams. Don't worry about that minor nervous breakdown you had last semester, but be careful this spring when you might drive off the cliff. Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Traveling Is in your future whether i 1 1 s go Ing to the 1 eadersh i p conference or catching a ride down to Westwood. Also, you will be having new contacts with foreign people such as your French professor. By the end of spring you will have no excuse not to run the Norman loop. Leo (July 23 - August 22): It is time for you to get In shape and work out in the weight room. Watch what you eat this semester (don't go overboard with the cafeteria's ice-cream). Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Watch what you do around your dorm room-you may be a little acci- dent-prone. You will be meeting new people whether It Is on your way to class or going to Ralph's. Sagittarius (November 22- December 2 1 ): Focus on your career goal. However, keep an open-mind toward changing that Premed dream to another field such as teaching. It might be time to make emotional changes like getting a different dorm room. Capricorn (December 22 -January 19). This is the semester for you to be assertive. Ask out that guy from UCLA that you've always had your eye on. Your willpower has paid off but keep sticking to that diet. Gemini (May 21 -June 21): This Is the year to get your act together and start dieting. Stop ordering out for pizza oryou won't have enough money to pay your telephone bill. There are many changes you know you should make to get along with your roommate. Don't put it off I Libra (September 23 - October 22): Listen to what your boyfriend is saying to you this month, he might have something important to tell you. Be careful In your work study Job-you might have a little accident. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Your Mr. Right is Just around the corner. However, be sure you improve upon your attitude before you introduce yourself to him. Make sure you attend all school functions (i.e. Mr. Mount Contest). Cancer (June 22 - July 22): Your goodness in volun- teering for all committees and giving of yourself is resulting In your spreading yourself to thin. Pay attention to your own needs- go off the hill and treat yourself to some yogurt Scorpio (October 23 - November 2D: Be al 1 you can be 1 Splurge on a new hairstyle or makeover to Impress your Mount friends. Mental changes, as well as physical, assures success in class. Pisces (February !9 - March 20): This is your semester to balance your time between academics, activities, andyoursocial life. Stop attending so many fratpartiesanddoallttlemorereadlng. Theendresult will be rewarding. * d O # ir -fr ^ Ad O tfr -£r £r Page S The view February, 1990 Creative Writing Contest All M.S.M.C. students are eligible Sponsored by The View and Academic Committee Results to be published in the last issue of The View The essay or short story should be based on this picture. Prizes: First Place, $35.00 Second Place, $25.00 Third Place $ 1 5.00 The essays or short stories must be 3-5 pages in length typed, and double-spaced. They must be submitted to box *406 by March 9, 1990 Each entry should have iw^ title pages, the first with your name, address, and social security number included, and the second with only the title. Judging is based on quality, content and creativity Questions can be addressed to The View Student Ambassador Program By Cathy Nguyen The Student Am- bassador Program at Mount St. Mary's is a program through which selected students return to their alma mater to share their college expe- riences with interested peers. The purpose of being a student ambassa- dor is to encourage col- lege-bound students to consider attending Mount St. Mary's. Through my own experience of being an ambassador (I partici- pated in the program dur- ing Christmas break), I have been given the op- portunity to be an impor- tant figure by represent- ing Mount St. Mary's Col- lege. I feltitwasanhonor to have been chosen for thisspecial task. Through the program, I have been able to meet new people and make new friends. However, my most re- warding achievement was overcoming the shy- ness I had of speaking In front of a group of people. I was nervous and con- cerned about being at a loss for words. Yet, knowing that I was there speaking for a special purpose gave me the courage to speak freely and comfortably among the group. Especially since I remember being a high school student my- self and being confused and worried about which college to attend Being a student ambassador has been a good learning experience for me. I have not only helped others to learn more about our college, but I have also discovered something new within myself. TRDTRlim By Joanne Kennedy "In the doldrums of our everyday lives we rarely take time out to notice those things of beauty which surround us and add a spot of sunshine to our aay" (Nietchze 1928). O.K., so maybe Nietchze never said that, it is of no matter. While it is a charming sentiment, it smacks of a lack of the poignant sense of the reality of everyday life. Still, the nature of this note is not to depress the masses at Mount St. Mary's. No, that is not at all the purpose of my inscribing. Rather, I am striving to awaken this close community; for among us lurks a demon which slowly eats away at the fundamental organlzationof our being. No, I am not referring to the omnipresent threat of Satan or even the influence of Elvis' ghost among us. I am discussing SHRUBBERY. Don't get me wrong, I love a good tree. My present concern is related to the hedges which encircle our lovely campus. My point is, and I offer this in all seriousness, what is the purpose of the the hedges around the grass in the circle? It occurs to me that the opportunity to lounge on level ground (as is common on college campuses everywhere) might be heightened if one did not risk impalement and severe embarrass- ment in the pursuit of saidpleasure. Not to mention the fact that since the untimely demise of the ol ive trees in the center, and their replacement wi th what appear to be bogan villas, there is an unmistakable lack of balance between tree and trimmings. Similarly, there is an apparent lack of conti- nuity among the "hedgespots" which accompany the steps ascending toward the Chapel. If I may be specific, stand in the circle, face the Chapel, look at the steps on the right hand side, look to the very top. The hand rail is being slowly enveloped by foliage. Also, you wi 1 1 notice that there are numerous "hedgespots" along this rail with non-existent partners on the opposite side. Perhaps 1 am underestimating the comic value of the vegetation. I can not count how many times I have seen faculty, students and staff tumble grace- fully into this proverbial hornet's nest, and if one has ever attended graduation, they know there are few things as hilarious as watching loved ones shred expensive clothing in theirdive over thlsvirtual Venus human trap, in an attempt to find a seat, or get that Fine Arts Students Experience Europe By Jane Morgan After an exciting, exhausting, two weeks spent travel ing three countries. Sister Teresita's European Study Tour students are back in town. " It was wonderful'" exclaimed Hortensia Del vo- lar, a sophomore, who had never been to Europe before. "The people and their customs are so differ- ent - I think that's what I enjoyed the most - 1 iving a totally different way," said Del Villar. Junior Shelley McCoy agrees, "It was a great experience, learning about a country through its people." Also a student who had never been. abroad before, McCoy added, smiling, "There are things that you Just don't expect in foreign countries, and little conveniences here that we take for granted." The famous European painting and sculpture held senior Liz Red's greatest fascination. " 1 1 was real ly amazing, actual ly standing in front of Michelangelo's David and the Mona Lisa," stated Red. Introduced to the giants of art history in school years ago, Red decided that the pictures in her text- books were nothing I Ike the real thing. "Seeing the art myself was a totally different story," she said. Education major Joan Calhoun, understandably, valued the learning experience. " We got a lot out of it, al 1 of us, being able toactually see the history — it was a great experience," said Calhoun. Particularly memorable to Joan was seeing two of Rousseau's paintings, a favorite artist of hers, at the National Gallery in London. "I'd do it again in a second!" declared Jamie Parsley, anEnglishmaJonnherJunioryear. "There's a sense of history you get in Europe that's hard to describe, really," Parsley recalled. Of her perfect Parsley commends Sister Teres ita, the ess leader who knows the territory. "She deserves a lot of credit," Parsley said, a sentiment shared by all. Although financing the European vacation was difficult for some, everyone agreed that the experi- ence was well worth the expense. "The trip is some- thing that we'll always have with us, something that we'll never forget," reminisced Parsley. The Arts in Europe, as the class is officially known, got its start in 1970. Sister Tereslta, founder of the program, and keeper of the flame, says she Is as enthusiastic as ever. "The focus is on the Western culture's fine art. What we learn in the classroom Just comes alive in our travels," she said. "While In England, France, and Rome, we attended seminars, and were shown the great cities by tour guides." She continues, "The foreign currency, the alternative modes of transportation, the language differences - they're all wonderful practical experi- ences for the students as well." Speaking of their numerous museum stops, Sister Teresita recalls, "in London we visited the National Gallery, in Paris the Louvre, and in Florence the Uf f Izl gallery, Just to name a few." It is Sister Teresita's belief that the students' enthusiasm wl 1 1 be sustained In years to come. The ad- venturous three-unit class crosses the continent every other year. A count of 1 3 students spent their winter break abroad. Included were Joan Calhoun, Lucy Castillo, Martha Cerda, Laura D'Antoni, Hortensia Del Villar, Deborah Dllloway, Theresa Genova, Ruth Laya, Michelle McCoy, Joyce Mlneros, Rosieann Pangellnan, Jamie Parsley, and Elizabeth Red. STUDENT OFFICE WORKER NEEDED The Da Camera Society needs a student with a work study award to help with a variety of office assignments. If you have good typing and filing skills, and you are an efficient and meticulous worker, contact Deanna Smith In the Financial Aid office at ext. 2238. For more details about specific duties, call the Da Camera Society and speak with Patricia at ext. 2151. perfect photo opportunity. Now, I admit that there may have been some initial reason for the plant ingof this flora; in fact, they have done a lovely job of masking various plumbing fixtures, and keeping folks from loitering in front of the Administrative offices. But, I am suggesting a revaluation of their purpose. At least if they are going to stay, they ought to be balanced, and i f they are going to be trimmed in a 1 inear manner, with spheres at each corner, we might as well employ animal shapes. Then we can rekindle those positive feelings associated with the Topiary Gardens of Disneyland. Well, if nothing else, I hope I have provided a bi t of humor in a busy day, and I hope that the next t ime the reader walks through the circle they will give a thoughtful glance to the hedges. They are all around, in front of the library, lecture hall, Administration Building, Humanities and along the stone steps. Might our campus be that much friendlier, and more Inviting without these particular herbs? If I may be permitted a little mild moraltzation, I believe we put up enough wal Is in our private 1 ives, need we bring nature into i t ? Page 7 The View February, 1990 r r me ley ire Of re "es 131 ■gs i MUN ASB proudly present. . . Mo\m\ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1990 7:30 p.m. LITTLE THEATRE — Featuring the — FEROCIOUS DETOURS $1.00 Pre-Sale • $2.00 At the Door J J Page 8 The view February, 1990 By Allison Turner A Dependent Clause is not Necessarily an Insecure Santa... There are many misconceptions floating around in the toxic airout there. Many parasi tic my ths are just waiting to feed on people's brains, sucking out all logic and sense of reasoning. These evil lores are responsible for Elvis' rebirth and the long-awaited discovery of oat bran. One such falsity centers around a misconception closer to home for me, and no, its not my mailbox. It's my major. For some reason people cannot grasp the meaning of such a major as Engl ish. Because they do not understand what such a major entails, they make up their own rules and regulations. Well, here's one of ficerwanna-be ready to make a citizen's arrest. I'm taking it upon myself to explain who an Engl ish major is, If only by explaining what she Is not. To begin with, an English major is not a connoisseur of grammar. Contrary to popular belief, it is not required that all English majors identify at least one faulty sentence structure of Mike Tyson's. Personally, I do not know one iota about Eng- lish. (Well, maybe one, but definitely not two.) When I was first asked to diagram a sentence, I drew little pictures around it to make it look real pretty. And if I may be so personal, from what exactly does a participledangle? And don'tyou think that if modifiers were really misplaced, somebody would have found them by now? I have never understood grammar, and I doubt I everwill. I use the excuse that English is the hardest language to learn, for it is true that there are more exceptions than rules. Ignore the fact that English, unl Ike hand-knit booties and diaper rash, has remained a part of me since infancy. I do find it embarrassing, however, to real ize that not only are the Japanese capable of buying huge chunks of America, but that they are able to do so formulating better gramatically-structured sentences than I. I sense some room for improvement here. But this just serves to prove my point - you don't have to be defeated by the Japanese to be an Engl ish major. (Wei 1 there's hot gossip.) Grammar is not the air in an English major's life. But then again, neither is an extensive vocabulary. Another common misconception is that Engl ish majors spend their free time memorizing the diction- ary. Is that a sick thought or what? That would be about as enjoyable as walking around with Lee Press- On Nails on your toes. On numerous occasions, non-English majors have asked me to define words they themselves can- not. They seem to think that such an ability becomes an added appendage as soon as you dec lare your major. This, of course, is ludicrous. A friend of mine is a Biology major, but I don't expect her to dissect me any day soon. All I have to say is, my copy of Webster's famous book is as tattered as everyone else's. If I'm honest with people, I admit it when a word has me stumped. I f I want to have fun w i th them, I counter w i th an equally obscure cluster of letters. If I want to impress them, I lie. So far I have defined the words subterfuge, antimacassar, pusillanimous, obstreperous, troglo- dyte, shibboleth, and pestiferous without ever having known their true meaning until after the fact. Is that a skill or what 7 Words can also be fun, once you do find out their true meaning. Take, for example, the word hippopotomonstrosesquipedallan. Yes, it may seem life-threatening at first, but we Engl ish majors love to live on the edge. I myself thought a hippopotomon- American Collegiate }Doet£ gntfjologp International Publications ts sponsoring a iBational College £)ortrp Contest -Spring Concours 1990- open to all college and university students desiring to have their poetry anthologized. CASH PRIZES will go to the top five poems: stoo First Ploce $50 Second Ploce $25 Third Place $20 Four,h $20 F '" h AWARDS of publication for ALL accepted manuscripts in our popular, handsomely bound and copyrighted anthology AMERICAN COLLEGIATE POETS. Deadline: March 31 strosesquipedalian was a ki l lerhippo living in Ecuador, friends only to the macaw, and surviving on kelp." Either that, or a very illogical misspelling of hippopotamus. In actuality, it means pertaining to a very large word. Some things are so obvious. The last misconception people have about English majors is that we are destined to be unem- ployed. Although this is generally true, there have been those who have beaten the odds and have actual ly held a job. I know, I know... the shock is too much. When you think about it, English majors have a lot to offer the world. After all, we can be respon- sible for your will, your list of ingredients, your lawsuit, your peace treaty, your profanity, your words of wisdom, your TV programming, and your underwear label. Our abilities are infinite. One fel low Engl ish major I know is also major- ing in Sociology, and another one is double majoring with Music. Although I 'm relying solely on an Engl ish degree to provide me wi th a I i fe of splendor and wealth (ha), they at least have something to fall back on, should Engl ish prove to be an unstable support. The one with the Sociology degree could always...well, she could... Andof course the other one withaMusic degree could always.. .she could...no, she never will. I take that back. We're all in the same boat. But we're darn proud of it. So, you see, English is not the unknown wonder it's perceived to be. I'm tired of people looking confused when I tel I them my major, as if instead I had said, "Pojkhu illske kajfe vmbdmb akjehds." So what exactly is an English major? Well I don't really know - but at least I know what it's not Why am I an Engl ish major? I'm not exactly sure of that either. I suppose I'll have to ask a Psychology major friend of mine that question. After all, they know all the answers to stuff like that, don't they? R. F.R.I. K.R.N. By Erica D. Henderson written In dedication of African-American history month A is for the art which our ancestors and descendents express creativity (kuumba) of religions, sacred ceremonies and celebrations of our people. Art had a specific purpose; it was not Just pleasure. F is for the freedom of our continent and Its people from war, segregation, drought, hunger and PW Botha' R is for the rivers that are rich and fertile. These are the Nile, Congo (Zaire), Niger, Zambezi, Orange, Kasai, Limpopo, Senegal, Gambia and Volta. I is for the independence Afrlka has gained, although still struggling to break away from tyrannic rule. K is for the ancient kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai that used trade as the center of learning and culture. A is for the animals that are a unique and ratural resource known worldwide. N is for Nelson Mandela who protested South Afi policy of apartheid. He will soon be released from cut ion to continue the plight and lead South Afr;ka to its political liberty THE,, VIEW Archives MSMC II II II II I II II II II I r By Alicia Saldana Lent is Not the Fuzzy Thing on Your Sweater Lately a lot of people have been asking what Lent Is all about. To get some clear answers, I went to Campus Ministry where they were able to give some better explanations than my eight years of Catholic school had provided me with To begin with, Lent Is a season of the year which lasts for forty .days (a very symbol Ic number). It began as a time for the catechumens (adults In the process of converting to the Catholic religion) to prepare for their Baptism Into the religion, which would take place on the Easter Vlgi 1. As time went on, the whole church Joined In the preparation and penance for the renewal of their baptism, also celebrated on Easter. During the Lent season much concentration Is put on three things: prayer, alms, and fasting. In pray er, one hopes to strengthen his or her communi- cations with God. Alms Is a service to others which could be the giving of such things as money, time, or love. In fasting, one is withdrawn from something in order to focus on other things It is the hope that this self-discipline will better people's relations with themselves, thus helping them to become more re- sponsible to God and others. Traditionally, the fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday includes one small meal. Throughout the Lent season one refrains from eating meat on Fridays as a kind of fasting. People of other rel igions also observe dietary traditions to remind them of the presence of God. Before Vatican II, it was traditional that Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays throughout the year. More recently the Vatican is again encouraging Catholics to follow the tradition of eating no meat on Fridays to show the solidarity with the poor. It isalso considered a very human way of sacrificing for Peace. Ash Wednesday marks the beginningof Lent season. Itisaday for remembering our mortality. The ashes placed on the forehead are a reminder of death, and they come from the palms used on the Palm Sunday of the previous year Starting from Ash Wednesday the priest and al ter are dressed in purple, the symbol ic color of penance and preparation. Also during this time there are no glories or alleluhias (exclamations of joy or happiness) sung during the solemn time of Lent. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of holy week. Of the holy week is the Triduum (three days) which are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, the three most sacred days in the Catholic religion. Holy Thursday is known as the mass of the lords supper commemorating the Last Supper. From the Last Supper we derived the symbolic meaning of the Bread and Wine. Also at the Last Supper was Jesus' symbolic action of washing the disciples' feet. Good Friday Is the only day of the year that there I s no mass. 1 1 1 s the 1 i turgy of the Lords ' Pass i on or suffering and death. I n the church everything Is bare and no candles are lit. Holy Saturday is the celebration of Bap- tism. It Is the longest liturgy and Includes many readings from the bible. This is the Easter Vigil, and at this time the catechumens are baptized. Easter Sunday is the celebration of the Reserectlon of Jesus. It marks the end of the Lent season and the beginnings of Pentecost. Pentecost begins on Easter and lasts for fifty days, it is a celebration of the mystery of Easter. It Is a time of renewal in the church, and during this time the priest Is dressed in white. I hope this made things a little more clear for everyone. Thank you Campus Ministry for giving me some Insightful background to share. Ash Wednesday February 28 Palm Sunday April 8 Holy Thursday April 12 Good Friday April 13 Holy Saturday April 14 Easter Sunday April 15 New Committee Formed to Deal with Food Service Issues By Mary Hodgaa RHA recently added a new committee to ad- dress the concerns of the Mount community re- garding the Food Service. The aim of this Food Service Advisory Committee is to gather information from stu- dents, faculty, and ad- ministrators, determine the top issues of concern, and begin negotiations with Food Service on these issues. The committee has been taking informal sur- veys in the dining hall during meal times to gather opinions regarding the Food Service. It has also placed a Suggestion Box in the dining hall. The committee hopes that people of the Mount com- munity will utilize this box to its fullest. The committee also encourages con- cerned persons to come to meetings or to become a member. Committee members have been hold- ing planning meetings and will announce the t ime and location of future general forums. Students, faculty, or administrators with complaints about the food may also contact any of the committee members. Committee members in- clude Dorrle Conley, Melanie Bretz, Ursula Strephans, Mary Hodges, and Kan Wolfe. These members can all be reached through their mall boxes. Any one wishing to Join the Food Service Advisory Commi ttee should contact one of the members. Page 2 The View March, 1990 MSMC Welcomes New President By Jane Morgan Canopied by a bright blue sky, Sister Karen M. Kennel ly, CSJ, was inau- gurated on March 1 5 as the 10th president of Mount St. Mary's Col lege. Over 300 were in atten- dance to witness Kennel ly's inauguration, where Sister Cecil ia Lou- ise Moore, chair of the Board of Trustees, per- formed the investiture, held at the col lege's Cha- lon campus in the traffic circle. In her presidential address, Kennel ly, who has been a trustee of the college since 1988, em- phasized the "boldness and practicality" of the Mount's founding moth- ers, and how today's Mount graduates uphold that tradition of strength by becoming leaders In their fields and communi- ties. Proof of Kennel ly's observation of the perse- verance of Mount gradu- ates is found in Mary McCul lough, who, in 1 968, served as student body president, and now serves as assistant prin- cipal for Torrance High School while working on a Sister Karen Kennelly's inauguration Ph.D. in education. McCul lough, part of the inauguration ceremony's academic procession said, "I am struck by the number of graduates who are so successful, having both furthered their edu- cations and advanced their careers." Those in attendance included, marshallsof the college, who led the aca- demic procession; past college presidents, alum- nae delegates, Mount graduates from 1929 to 1989, many of whom served as student body presidents; college plat- form representatives; faculty and administra- tors of the college; dele- gates from colleges and universities throughout the United States; re- gents of the college, in- cluding William H. Elliott, who spoke at the cere- mony; such distinguished guests as Kathy Moret, President, Independent Col leges of Southern Cali- fornia, and Alexander Astin, Director, Higher Education Research Insti- tute, UCLA, trustees of the co 1 1 ege, i nc 1 ud i ng Carl A. Fisher, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Reverend Monsignor Sylvester Ryan, Mount St. Mary's College chap- lain, who gave the final blessing; andSisterCath- erine Marie Kreta, Pro- vincial Superior, Sisters of St. Joseph of Caron- delet, who delivered the invocation. The Mount Chorus, directed by Frank Brownstead, pro- vided the musical inter- lude. iJli By Erica D. Anderson "We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a hu- man being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth in this day, which we in- tend to bring Into exis- tence BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY" - Malcolm X The man who is the essence of this idea is Nelson Rolihlahla Man- dela. He is the universal symbol of the struggle to end apartheid. Since his release from victor Ver- ster P rlson, South Afri- can blacks have rejoiced awaiting Mandela' s key issues: addressing the repeal of laws enforcing rac I a I segregat i on and the demands for a majority rule. However, it is im- portant to remember that his release from oppres- sion Is Just a stepping stone towards the eradi- cation of the Immoral pol- icy of apartheid that South Africanblackshave faced for twenty seven years. Mandela was convicted In I 9 6 4 en charges of al legedly plot- ting to overthrow white mlnontyrule. Atthetlme Mandela was the leader of the African National Con- gress. He was offered freedom if he would de- nounce his struggle to release blacks from bond- age and reduce his po cal movements. How- ever, being a man of great integrity, Mandela re- fused and underwent a 1 1 f e imprisonment prison term for his "threaten- ing" beliefs. Mandela was not alone during his persecu- tion. He was supported by his wife, Winifred Nomzamo Mandela. She, too, was dedicated to the fight against apartheid. When her husband was in bondage, she kept his memory and bel lefs al ive with the hope that South Africanblackswouldpro- test for the release of their leader. Although much blood has been shed through protesting, South African blacks have con- tinued the struggle. Many black youths have given their lives in hopes of making a future for South African generations to come. Some people as- sume that South Africa' s problem has come to an end, but Mandela' s re- lease from prison is Just one milestone towards a yet longer Journey to freedom. Even though he has been oppressed, prison life has not deci- mated his thoughts or v i gor regard I ng h I s peop I e and this cause - our people 1 He is a great man of conviction who, to the surpr I se o f some , pra i sed the South African P resi- dent F.W. De Klerk for re- leasing him from prison. His heart was not hard- ened by his oppressors, rather, the experience has made him a stronger person. We can rejoice now, moreover, we must continue to demand Jus- tice and equality for South Africa, for it is the weapon of truth that shai ! set us all free 1 EDUCATIONAL DIFFERENCES By Margaret Skene Tess Kalambacal , a student and resident at the Doheny campus, was not born in the United States. Rather, she was born and raised in the Phi 1 ippines. At the age of twelve, she, herolderslster and her parents moved here to the Los Angeles area. When interview- ing her, she spoke of many differences between Cali- fornia schools and those in the Philippines. Tess stated that many of the publ ic as wel 1 as the private elementary and high schools require uni- forms. What is even more amazing is that some of the col leges must do so as wel I. Can you imagine Mount St. Mary's students wearing uniforms instead of jeans and sweats? In the school Tess attended, students in their junior year of high school were required to take ROTC classes. Oneparticular school event that Tess remem- bers well is having to I ine up after lunch in order to be Tess Kalambacal inspected for neatness and cleanl Iness. Whoever was put in charge of his or her 1 ine had to check each student to makesure that his hair was brushednicely, his teeth were clean and his fingernails were both clean and filed. If any of these conditions were not met, the student was si apped on both sides of hands wl th a ruler This must have been awful, especially after lunch! Tess also recalls that her school separatee parts of the building according to class levels. The higher grades were considered special, so extra care and time was taken in cleaning their hallways. The younger ch 1 1 dren had to put rags on the bottom of their shoes when walking through the upper grades corri- dors. No shoe prints were allowed! Even after all this, Tess stated that If she had a choice, she would move back to the Philippines. Do you enjoy expressing yourself on paper? Do you like to compute on a Macintosh? Do you have a nose for news? I f so, are you interested in becoming Editor of The View? Yes, it's time once again for the changing of the guards. We are on the lookout for a 1990-91 Editor. If you are interested, contact The View or call 476-7970. Page 3 The View March, 1990 The Multicultural Committee By Zolla Garcia On Thursday, February 22, the new Multicultural Committee invi ted cul tural club lead- ers and advisors from both campuses to Doheny for a meeting. The women on the committee are: Carla Bartlett, chairper- son of the Education de- partment, Sr. Kathleen Kelly, Dean of the Doheny campus; Gail Gressor, headof the Chalon Campus Ministry; Barbara Guti- errez, Alumnae, Head of Development for L.A.U.S.D., Sharon Golub, a member of the Nursing department, and myself, Zolla Garcia, a Doheny student. The committee originated from a group of Chalon students whose purpose was to create a group to promote multic- ultural awareness and pluralistic perspectives, surface needs, and to establish policies rela- tive to diversity and di- verse cultural values. The committee plans to cover campus concerns regarding edu- cation and student devel- opment. So far the fol- lowing concerns have arisen: cultural food, a sense of the separation between Chalon and Doheny students, teach- ing techniques tailored to the needs of different cultures, and racial cliques. The committee has made significant progress since its first meeting. Currently it is looking at what the stu- dents want and expect of the Mount. Soon you will have the chance to voice your concerns and issues. All cultural issues are important to us and to the college. These issues do exist, so take advantage of the committee. The commi ttee wl 1 1 be holding an open meeting for any- one who wishes to attend. Look to The View for fur- ther information. The Department of English and ASB Academic Committee Present The Second Annual MOUNT ST. MARY'S COFFEEHOUSE READING Tuesday, April 3 Chalon Campus Center 400 pm Stories and Poems presented by: Professor Karen Wolman and her Creative writing Students Free Refreshments For more information, contact Karen Wolman, Doheny extension 2259. atlonal ^Z^J By Danlse Callahan Cool-Off Period for California California state governor George Deukmajian has taken another stand in favor of stronger gun regulation. Having made gun registration a major issue in the gubernatorial race, the Republ ican chief execu- tive has signed into law a Democrat-authored bill requiring a fifteen-day waiting period on the purchase of rifles and shotguns. Ours is the first state to have enacted such a law, but proponents see this as a favorable step in clearing the way for federal legislation. The inevitable controversy was uncharacteristically mild, in con- trast to the heated debates concerning the ban on military-style assault weapons imposed last year. Both camps agree, however, that this "common sense approach "(Deukmajian) will have a greater impact on the general population than the ban of the large num- bers of citizens who purchase these weapons for sporting activities as well as home protection. Case Strengthening for Hazelwood The case against former Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood appears to be weakening as inves- tigations continue. The allegations regarding alcohol, oss navigation, endangerment of the crew, and neglect of duty are serious, but seem to be based, to a great degree, on circumstantial evidence and judg- ment call situations. Testimony states that the beers imbibed were of a low-alcohol nature and taken with a meal several hours before launch time. Navigational orders to increase speed to 16 knots (impact speed was 12 knots) through an area with reported floating glaciers were challenged, but records show that other ships in the area had followed a course similar to the Exxon Valdez, and at higher speeds, without incident. Also, it has been stated that if his orders had been carried out as given, no problems would have resulted. Furthermore, Hazelwood prevented a panic situation by notifying the crew of the danger door-to- door, and his steering maneuvers after impact and his decision to keep the engines running were justified by the danger of capsizing or being moved off of the reef ty the rising tide. In this case, neither was possible, but that could not be determined until a later investi- gation had been completed. Racism Not Only Barrier Effortson the part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District to meet their Affirmative Action goals through recruitment of minority teachers have led them to seek out appl icants across the Southwest and into the Deep South, along with California univer- sities. Still, the attempt to match minority faculty percentages to minority student percentages may fail. The reason appears to be that the disproportionate number of minority drop-outs has resulted in few college graduates in the field of education, making matters tight Anotherreason is the requirement of prospec- tive educators to pass the Cal ifornia Basic Educe' Skills Test to prove proficiency Only 35% of blacks ^proximately 5^ of Hispanics passed the test, while 80% of whites passed. A.VU.HS. has proposed salary incentive programs including stipends for bilin- gual teachers to attract those who are available, but 'he problems persist. :hael Rossi, assistant superintendent of al services, stated "What we want are highly •?d teachers. If we can get highly qualified nternatlonal By Donna Burr For those who thought L.A's air was bad... Since the East opened its borders to the West, many startl ing facts have come to 1 ight. For example, in Budapest, Hungary, Westerners are now discover- ing the heinous environmental conditions present there. The air in Budapest is so filthy that there are special lung clinics. Hungarians can take a fifteen minute turn in a telephone-booth size closet where they can breathe fresh air. On a day when pollution Is at its worst, one of these clinics may see as many as 1 80 people. Other Hungarians retreat to underground caves scattered across the country to breathe natural steam. Scientists and doctors in Hungary think that as many as 10% of the deaths in their country are directly related to pollution. Even though conditions there are bad they be 1 1 eve that 1 1 i s even worse in parts of Czechoslovakia, Poland and the German Democratic Republic. These Eastern countries have strict environ- mental laws on the books, but they are not enforced. Pol lution is bel leved to have been caused by outmoded technologies and through the use of cheap fuels. The air in Eastern European countries is polluted with more than 1 7 m i 1 1 ion tons of sul fur and I arge quant 1 1 i es of nitrogen oxide (from exhausts, lead, mercury, cad- mium, zinc and copper) which have been linked to forest deel ine, genetic defect and cancer. So all of you who feel a little discouraged when trying to view L. A on a smoggy day, just remember, it could be worse. Will Hostages in Lebanon be released...? Some believe so, including Iran's President, Hashemi Rafsanjani, who indicated that the issue of hostages " is moving towards a solution " These hos- tages, who have been held for as long as five years, include eight Americans and up to ten other foreigners held in Lebanon. Some American officials still feel pessimistic about the reality of the hostages being released. Obstacles include The Revolutionary Justice Organization (Shnte extremist captors) in Lebanon, who say they have no intention of releasing hostages. News from down South... Last month's elections in Nicaragua ended in sur- prise when Sandanista Daniel Ortega lost to Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. She will be officially inaugu- rated Into office on April 25. Almost immediately after discovering they had lost, the Sandinista gov- ernment began handing out guns to I ts supporters in the name of self-defense. These guns, which are Soviet designed AK-47 assault riffles and pistols, could pre- vent the new president from effectively takingcontrol of the country The Sandinistas Insist that these weapons are being closely monitered by the military and are aimed at protecting cities from U.S. backed Contras who might attack them. Sandinistas fear Chamorro and have dubbed her and her 14 party National Opposition Union (UNO) as "enemies of the poor" These people, who are still loyal to Daniel Ortega, are afraid that the Contras will take their land from them and see the guns as the only way to protect themselves and their homes. teachers who are also minorities, then all the better. We may fall short of our Affirmative Action goals. But if we're lucky and find pockets of highly qualified candidates, we may exceed those goals." Page 4 The View March, 1990 LITERARY CORNER The Dream That Stopped By Racine King UNIVERSAL OUTRAGE By Dan Mejla Water of life flowed from the dark windows of humanity for a soul was left in the cold, dark and contradiction Fires of Helen rumbled in verdent rampage for a soul was left alone in rampant collision The voice of heaven cried thunders, broke down in lightning; for a soul was left in torment, in agony and oblivion The treaty of galaxies communed curses and threats for a soul was warred by distant emotion SOLITUDE By Dan Mejla along the realm of distant ventures l i es a w i thered memory; dawned by bitter and dark emotions, scarred by the intimate passion of love, obsession crept into the night and left me in endless solitude Mart in's dream has stopped for now, because of the African American adults who carry the hatred torch toward one another and their fellow brother, sister, and neighbor. Martin's dream has stopped because white American adults still throw stones of hatred toward one another and their fellow brother, sister, and neighbor. Martin's dream has stopped because of separa- tion of separate nations. Martin's dream has stopped because different religions throw the Bible at one another. The Dream will begin when adults of all nation- alities show love, understanding, and sharing with each other. The Dream will begin when nations come under one nation. The dream will begin when religions make amends to all people, by giving a helping hand. Looking for a i JOB THIS SUMMER? I L I J CRMP COUSELORS WANTED... The Los Angeles Zoo is offering both full-time and temporary positions for camp counselors this summer. Responsibilities include leadingcamp activi- ties for children 6- l l , nature walks, zoo tours, arts and craft activities, songs and games, etc. Each counselor Is responsible for 8 - 10 children. To qua 1 1 fy , you must have two summers worth of camp counselor experience or the equivalent. (Background in environmental education preferred.) Employment ranges from July 2 to August 24, or July 2 to July 27. The hours are 8:00 - 400, Monday through Friday. The salary is $275.00 per week. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Glaza - Zoocamp, 5333 Zoo Drive, LA. 90027 INTERNSHIP RURILRRLE... Los Ninos, a non-profit, community develop- ment organizat ion wi th projects along theMex ico/U.S. border, seeks applicants for Its summer internship program. Interns teach summer-school classes in low-income Mexican communities, and take part in educational experiences concerning Mexico and the border region. For an application and more information, write LosNlnos, 1 330 Continental Street, SanYsidro CA 92073. Phone (619)661-6912 By Kristin Wenner strom The tennis team has started the season with a new coach, Scott Smith. Smith lives in Hermosa and has coached at several private clubs In southern Cal if omia and Colorado, and is pres- ently coaching at a club In Hermosa as well as here atMSMC. Smith has been sectionally ranked in southern Cal Ifornia in his age group for the last six years. The team has had a tough schedule so far, losing two matches, for- feiting one, and being rained out of another, but they enjoy practicing and are continually Improv- ing. The difficulty in par- ticipating in sports at a school HkeMSMC is that many of the competitors give out sport scholar- ships, while the main fo- cus here Is academics, thus reserving sports as extracurricular activi- ties only. Smith is optimis- tic about the upcoming best way to describe the team is that they're bet- ter than some and worse than others" and that "the girls really try hard". Two members of the team, Amanda Noovao and Aimee Stef fes, were recruited by Scott from the tennis class. When asked what she likes about being on the tennis team, Almee said, "We all work well together; there Is never any com- petition between us." Daisy Gulllermo, another member of the team, said, "It's fun working with people. We're wild and crazy 1 " In addition to Steffes, Noovao, and Gulllermo, the 1990 MSMC tennis team con- sists of Claudia Alfaro, Jana Cannavo, Jo Ann Damasco, Monica Gutier- rez, Theresa Loughlin, KarlaMarroquln, and An- drea Ortiz. Smith, Cannavo, Alfaro, Darnasco, Ortiz THE,k VIEW Archives USMC II II II H I II II II H I Saluti dalla Svizzera By Donna Burr Diana Ivanisevic was born In Rljeka, Yugoslavia but moved with her family to Claro, Switzerland (In the Italian part of Switzerland). Therefore, she naturally speaks Yugoslavian and Italian, along with French and a little German. Her parents were both from Yugoslavia but they have all recently become Swiss citizens. Her father Is a doctor and has his own practice. Her mother is a housewife. She also has a younger sister who is 13. Her hobbles include tennis, Ice skating, and swimming. She also loves to travel. She has been to Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany, Yugosla- via, Austria, the United States, and she would love to go to Australia. "I like the people because they are so open and willing to help" I asked her how, out of all the colleges in the United States, she managed to hear of Mount Saint Mary's. She told me that she visited the American Embassy and told them she wanted to go to school in California and ours was one of the names she was given. It took a lot of paperwork and a year before everything was processed but she finally received her student visa in order to attend school in the United States. She really loves it here and plans to stay for the next three years. Diana is a Freshman at the Mount and is studying Business. She would eventual ly 1 ike to work in a bank or international company and put her languages to use at the same time. When I asked Diana what she liked best about the United States she told me, "I like the people because they are so open and friendly and willing to help". She also said she comes from a small town in Switzerland and she likes Los Angeles because it is so much bigger. "You are more free because in a small town everyone knows you and everything you do, whereas in a bigger town you are free to do what you want." She also enjoys it here because there is so much to do. She loves to go shopping and go to the movies or out to eat. There are. of course, some differences between the US andEurop' lance, D t used to the drinking age. "In Switzerland the drinking age is 18, but nobody really checks." She find; ting because, as we all ki ess you are 21 it is difficult to get into most nightclubs and other places. She also told me that the attitude in regard to alcohol is quite different here in comparison to Europe. Another difference is in the way some people dress here. In Europe It is more conservative and, unlike the United States, Europeans don't wear jeans or causal clothes such as sweats when they go out in public. American guys are also different, in Europe, Diana had a lot of guy friends, much 1 ike girl friends, but here that kind of relationship is hard to find because guys seem to be more serious. One interesting and often infuriating difference is the way Americans greet people. Most people here will walk by and say, "Hi, how are you?" which simply means, "Hi ". To someone from Europe it means, "HI, how are you'?" and requires an answer. So it was a little weird in the beginning when Diana responded because the person was already walking by and gave her a puzzled look. School Is also different, especially in regard to the student-teacher relationship. Here the teachers Diana Ivanisevic seem more willing to help and answer questions and they are more available to the students. In Switzerland the teachers simply teach and it is up to the student to do the homework, study and understand the material. There is also more of a pro- fessional distance between the teacher and students. I asked Diana what she missed most and she said," My friends, discos, cafes, and chocolate." (For those of you who have tried Swiss chocolate I am sure you will agree that there Is no chocolate better than that made in Switzerland). She also doesn't like the news coverage In the United States because it doesn't cover Europe, only the big events. One of her idols is Bruce Springsteen. She says that "some of his songs have good messages In them, especially the ones that deal with the blue-collar workers." I also talked to her about the situation in Eastern Europe and her thoughts on the events that have been occurring there over the past five months. She be 1 1 eves that overal 1 the events have been for the best. With the opening of the Western nations to the East she believes it will benefit the poor Eastern countries. It is important for everyone to be exposed to new people and cultures. In regard to Romania she says, "It is sad how reform had to be accomplished. But with Ceaucescau gone the life of the Romanian citizens will improve." When asked how she felt about the reunification of Germany, Diana stated that she believes that this is not a good Idea because it means there will be one strong country In the middle of Europe and the last time this happened there were tragic consequences. The last question I asked Diana was what her advice would be to students travel ing or planning to go toschool abroad. Her answer was that "The mentality in Europe Is quite different from that in California so be open and will ing to accept new things. " Shebel ieves it is important for everyone to travel to different countries and be exposed to new people and cultures. I think we are very lucky to have Diana attending the Mount, for it proves Just how diverse we really are. It is also important to make everyone feel welcome, especially because Diana along with some other students are a long way from home. So when you see her please make sure to say, "Hi, how are you 7 " and welcome her to our little community Page 2 me view nay, iyyo WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! Congratulations to the winners of the Short Story Essay Contest: Kim Robley, 1st Place Mary Beth Harnada, 2nd Place Deborah Shelton, 3rd Place We also wish to thank all the participants who submitted stories. The following is the winning short story in its entirety. Mount St. Murder By Ktm Robley An early morning mist still drifted low on the hills as Officer Perry turned his car onto Chalon Road. The smel l of damp pines, and the crisp woody scent of the outdoors belled the reality of what awaited him atop the Mount. The fog stilt danced along the windshield as the sun cast Us first lights across the horizon He muttered to himself over and over, attempting to understand the events which had been relayed to him that morning, which were all still quite fuzzy As he rounded the curve up to the circle, he noted the peacefulness of the surroundings, as If no disruption could ever upset this balanced tranquility He pulled the squad car around to the library and stopped A tall woman dressed in a black habit, with a somber expression appeared on the front steps, and motioned for him to accompany her Her mood was serious as she introduced hlmsel f , and she sal d very little as she led him rapidly up the steps. "Everyone Is behind the chapel," she murmured. "We didn't touch anything! We weren't sure what to do, nothing like this has ever happened here before!" She led Of fleer Perry to a garden beside the chapel, where a small group of Sisters were joined In prayer They oarted the way as they saw him approach, and it was then >:hat he saw, lying crumpled and red under a rosebush, the body of a young girl He examined her closely and immediately noted the deep scratches on her arms and neck Her blue sweats were ripped along her legs and back, In long tears and stained with crimson Her blonde hair was matted with dead leaves and wet from the morning dew It appeared that she had been trutallzed by a wild animal, yet the appearance of the attack j.eemed strangely unnatural, almost evil. The sun was shining brightly overhead by the time che coroner's van, and the last of the police cars, was leaving Officer Perry remained behind, surveying the area He gazed skyward, and as he did so he saw the moon, pale against the blue sky, round and full He then remembered that the last night had been a full moon. Pensively, he returned to his car, and called the station. " Sargent O'Connell's office please Ray? This is Joe Perry we have a very strange case of a possible animal attack here\ The victim has large bites on her body, almost like a bear or wolf attack! Can you do me a favor, and let me know if there have been any disappearances, or strange occurences in this area? Thanks, Ray, I'll call you back " Officer Perry spent the rest of the afternoon speaking to the instructors and a few friends of the deceased student He gathered that she was a solitary individual and enjoyed taking long walks at night At 400 pm he called the station and asked for Sgt O'Connel 1 The Sargent came on the phone with a very excited tone in his voice "Joel l found something for you! in the last three months, there have been four disappearances in the U C L A area, ano a woman's body was found in a back alley last month, who had disappeared from the Brentwood area! She had large bites all over her body!" Officer Perry grimaced "Thanks, Ray, I'll qet back with you " He sat back in the seat, and contemplated the situation He then got out of his car and began to walk toward the Administration building to the Office of the President Evening fell and the lights of the city began to blink on one by one The air was cool with a slight cnlll brushing the wind A mysterious fog began to move across the hills enshrouding the Mount in ghostly shadows Officer Perry sat in his car, waiting for the moon to reveal itself He began to drift off in his exhaustion, and thoughts of sleep teased his aching mind He was suddenly jolted awake The hills were now clothed in darkness, andslowly the fog crept into the deepest shadows The lawns were tipped in silver from the light of the glowing moon overhead Perry stepped from his car, put on his holster, and then shut and locked his door It was going to be a long night, yet he was glad the President had agreed with his decision to stay The campus was quiet and deserted, and only a few, faint voices could be heard echoing from the doors Sgt Perry began his rounds of the long vigil which awaited him Forty-five minutes passed before the tranquil scene was cut by a loud scream Perry froze, and listened ' Another cry answered it, and another, and Perry then realized its source The sound came from the wild dogs which lived in the hills. Ashe listened, however, the voices seemed to change and become almost savage' hungry for something! Suddenly, as Perry stood silent, he spotted a figure dressed in black leaving the dormitory, gnd he watched her walk toward the tennis courts Disgusted with her lack of caution, Perry followed her, determined to put a scare into her of the dangers of the night She vanished into the fog, and Perry began to run, pul led by some unseen force She reappeared for an instant behind the sports complex, and Perry ran faster She dashed behind the Sisters' home,' and quickly up the stairs toward the top of the Mount Perry f ol 1 owed her rapidly, but when he reached the head of the stairs, she had disappeared. The screaming in the fog was louder than ever, and Perry could feel the wet mist on his face He was not sure if it was the fog or his own sweat Suddenly, it was silent all around him, an almost eerie quiet He peered into the mist, and saw the figure in black standing before him He approached her slowly, moving his hand down toward his gun The cloak fell back to reveal the face of a girl, with long black hair Her eyes gleamed red, and she snarled at him revealing a full jaw of growl ng fangs She stretched her hands outward which were lengthening, and splitting her nails into claws Her body began to convulse as her bones cracked, straining against her skin which was covered with st Iver fur She raised her swelling head toward the moon, and let out a walling howl, her mouth stretching, and muscles rippling as she took the shape of a wolf Perry stood frozen taking in the whole scene, then found his senses, and began to back away The werewolf turned toward him, and snapped, baring its salivating jaws at him it leaped at him with a wild scream, and a loud gunshot crashed through the air Perry fell to the ground grabbing at a large gash on hi s rl ght arm The werewol f was stunned by the shot only for a moment, and then stood up on its back legs towering over eight feet tall. Perry jumped up, tripped, and rol led down the hill to the pavement He began to run with all his might toward the dorms He could feel the hot breath on the back ofhisneck.andthehowllngfilledhlsears He tried to scream but his throat was hoi low The fog closed in around him as he reached the pool, and before him he could barely see the back door of the chapel He stumbled past the trees up to the door, and grabbed the handle with all his might! it was a gorgeous sunrise on the Mount that morn- ing The biros began to awaken, and thedew still glitteredon the freshly planted lawn The air was crisp, and the wind gently kissed the hair of the Jogger coming up the hill She ran as fast she could up to the parking lot, and then paused at the steps of the sacristy, bending over to catch her breath At that moment, she noticed a slight discoloration of the pavement, and on the top step, something small sparkled in the sun She reached down, and saw that it was a polished lead bullet She picked it up, tossed back her long, black hair, and smiled at it, revealing a large set of picture perfect teeth! She then put it in her pocket, and jogged off to the cafeteria toget some breakfast, still smiling toherself with the sunny thought, "it's a wonderful time to be alive'" WINNERI WINNER! WINNERI WINNER! WINNER! WINNERi By Jane Morgan Would you be willing to make considerable personal sacrifices for the environment today, such as adhering to strict vegetarianism, radically limiting the use of your car, using only organic products, etc., if there was the guarantee that our planet and future genera- tions would live substantially healthier lives foran un- determined length of time? Sharon Kirk, Sophomore "I think so. I try to be environmentally responsible now, but it's difficult. Living In a way that is com- pletely responsible to the environment takes a con- certed effort. Environmental ism is a full-time comm i tment - something you've real ly got to put your heart and mind to." Katherlne Chrlsman, Junior "Absolutely. There Is nothing more important to me than family - mine now, and the family that will one day be my own. I know that my lifestyle today will have an effect upon future generations, so I try to live in such a way that w 1 1 1 benef i t them. " Cory Lynch, Senior " For ethical reasons I 'd say yes, I would, but person- al ly, I don't really want .to stop driving my car and drinking milk, for instance, so I don't know for sure' I t's not that I think people can't be happy without 1 ife's luxuries, but I know, for example, how much simple/ and easier disposable products make my life. Consid- ering future generations, I suppose I would have to say that I would make an effort to change -but not easily, and not without the thought that my happiness on earth today might be seriously jeopardized." cont pg "J Page 3 The view nay, I99f Joel Takes the Nation by Storm By nary Hodges Billy Joel is a truly American artist. His music speaks out to Americans of all ages because it looks forward to the future as wel 1 as back toward the past. Attending Joel's recent Storm Front Tour concert at the LA Sports Arena were people ranging from young teenagers to older adul ts. Both young'and old recognize Joel forthespectacularmusicianthathe is as well as, I think, for the artist. As an artist, Joel works masterfully in his medium of traditional and modem sounds which speak to the audience and create sensations: sensations of optimism and nostalgia. Joel's tunes are reminiscent of blues and Jazz and an America gone by. Songs such as "Allentown" and "Downeaster Alexa" strike a pang of nostalgia in my heart as Joel echoes the pains cf change effecting the lives of many Americans. " Al lentown " is about unemployed steel work- ers and "Downeaster Alexa," from his new album, speaks of a way of I if e of East Coast fishermen that is passing away intomemory Evenwlthout experiencing the hardship these songs relate, it is possible to feel the pain these people must be experiencing. They are no longer able to live the life they know. During his concert, Joel's back-up singer plaintively wailed the "ya-yo" cry of "Downeaster Alexa," echoing the feel ings of f ut 1 1 1 ty and despair that comes with the knowledge that "there ain't much future for a man who works the seas." This song expresses both the f eel Ing of a loss of a man as wel l as the loss of a past America for us all. Billy Joel's blending of traditional and modern instruments contributes to a mood of nostalgia. Joel is one of a disappearing kind of musician who still makes music on the piano. The Storm Front concert also featured aguestvlolimst, and during one song Joel could be seen playing the accordion. Joel's use of traditional instruments is a refreshing change from the electric sounds of today, and it made me long for an all-Amerlcan feeling that seems to be fading away. Yet Joel's music is hardly a dirge for better yesterdays. His appeal is related also to his optimism for the future His music faces the future without forgetting a sense of regret for the lost past, giving us hope for a better America to come Joel gives us hope for correcting the mis- takes and heartbreaks of both the past and the present ,,ke " Hc " "Little Rock," "Sally Ride • and "hypodermics on the shore." These items in Joel's chronological recap of the last four decades In "We Didn't Start the Fire" are issues which Americans must deal with, but they are not things which wecannot overcome ■ Maria Avila ■ H^akes the, Ltad By wenoy Nooles Maria Avila, our newly appointed ASB President, is currently a Junior Psychology major. She is from Huntington Park, California. She en- Joys playing volleyball, hiking, and swimming in her spare time along with spending time with her friends. She describes herself as outgoing and sort of conference with the hope that they will return with new ideas for new and different events. She feels that stu- dents are tired of reoc- curring events and are not challenged by new things that are aimed to get their attention. "She would like to see the Interest of the student body accelerate next Maria spontaneous and is often described by others as being organized and friendly. Her new Job as Presi- dent will add to the list of extra-curricular activi- ties whichalready include Kappa Delta Chi, Mount Singers and Mount Cho- rus, ASB and the Leader- ship Program. Maria's goals for her office term are to send her officers to the NACA Avila year. In an interview she stated, "Go for it - there's no limitation." Maria says she is serious about her objective to serve the Mount students. She hopes that students will not hesitate to ap- proach her any time to discuss any concerns or ideas they might have. In the opinion of this reporter, students should keep an eye out for this new ASB President. Say Goodbye to Hollywood T To our little Bostonlan, a toast. Who came to us from the East coast. We are so glad you came. Since then It's never been the same. Take care, my dear. And never fear - The bird may fly at midnight. But your second home will always be here - All right? # m Love. A* "Q (I Donna. All. Ann. (J Ann-Marie. Michelle. Theresa. Wendy Is the Earth Heading for a Global Disaster? By Erica D Henderson The Soviet Union's Chernobyl disaster, Switzerland's Rhine River chemical sp.i 11, Alaska's oi 1 spill, and California's air pollution' and Malathion spraying: these are only a few of the well-known environmental hazards that prey our planet. Every day on each hour we are informed about catastrophes through television, radio and newspa- pers. Most of us are usual ly concerned and hope that Mother Nature will heal her wounds. In opposition, the ecology takes several years to repair i ts damaged waterways, animals, vegetat ion and human 1 1 ves. This resul ts in hazardous aftermaths that somehow "magically" disappear. Toourdismay, however, several years later terrible outcomes of incurable diseases, vast destruction and untimely deaths occur. The United States has several governmental organizations to assist in the resolution of these problems. One of the most prominent is the Environ- mental Protection Agency (E.P.A). This agency ex- erts power to pass laws and acts to protect nature's rights. In doing this the E.P.A, either through fines or imprisonment, punish persons and companies respon- sible for threatening the environment. Not only does the government show concern, but citizens and activist groups band together to protect nature from careless persons. Many of them protest, hoping others will get involved in the fight to save the Earth. The destruction of the Earth is a consequence we might face if we continue to be irresponsible. Wildlife, l and, water and food are resources we cannot a I ways repa ir. I n order to preserve our resources, we have to conserve and protect both the people's and nature's best Interest. We must take precautions to keep from polluting the air and water. In addition, we must show respect toward the land by discarding trash in its proper place. Are we going to sit around while the Earth erodes away? Are we going to watch animals slowly deteriorate, leaving behind the chance of having a slim future of offsprings? Must we continue to breathe unfit air and eat contaminated food? I f the answers to these questions are no, then we are obi igated to protect our world. We cannot idly rely on others to save the environment for future generations to enjoy. It is our duty to ensure a better and safer world for all to live in. Joel balances a longing for the way things used to be w I th a shove towards f ac i ng a br l ght and chang i ng future. He shows the hope he places in the future with the lastverseofhissong. "Leningrad", which Isabout a Soviet citizen named Victor. This song is so over- flowing with emotion and hope that it makes my eyes wel) with tears for although "cold war kids were hard to kill," he sinqs. and so my child and I came to this place I o meet him eye to eye and face to tace. He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced We never knew what friends we had Until we came to Leningrad. Page 4 The view May, 1990 By Enedlna Brambila [ EditoriallT) A Protest in Nevada A fami ty comes to the United States of Amer- ica, the land of hope and achievement. They hear of this land where hard work and efforts wi 1 1 get one a better life, where there is no discrimination. They come prepared to work as hard as they have worked in their own land, or harder if needed, with hope to achieve a better living standard. They bring with them their culture and their language as part of their own beings. Little do they know that their language is a barrier in the United States. They are deceived that the United States is a glorious land. The beautiful Image of the United States of America can very possibly be true for English speaking Americans, but for immigrants it is a whole different story. As immigrants settle in the United States of America, they face the difficulty of not being able to communicate. They are taken advantage of frequently because of their lack of understanding English. They are often abused by being underpaid and mistreated on the job, and business people often engage them into contracts where they end up losing the 1 i ttle they have. These people 1 ive this way because they don't under- stand what is going on around them. The children of these families, who grow up here, experience discrimination in similar ways, but they are often more aware of it, because they know that they don't have to 1 ive with it. These children are the rebels, the ones whofightback. The fight is a heavy challenge for these chl ldren who have now grown to be adults. Laura D' Anton I, Sophomore "Yes, totally. I try to protect the environment right now... I 've been a vegetarian for three years and use only natural products. I fee) that It's Important to stay aware of potential dangers to this earth, and to live a life that Is only beneficial to It" Congratulations Amy and Ann! They're finally setting you free... O *o ' ; Bonne °0-PlSO chance dans le futur, mes amies! One of the challenges they face is "English Only." "English Only" is meant to make English the official language of the United States of America. The official English is a language of discrimination. Why? Because many different languages are spoken in the Uni ted States and many people cannot speak and under- stand English well enough. The question now is " why don't they learn to speak English?" They are trying to but it's hard to learn anything when you are being taught in a language you cannot comprehend. People should be taught in theirnative languages until they are able tounderstand English well enough to keep up. The official English is a language of discrimi- nation also because immigrants should be given an opportunity to keep and enforce theirnative language. English should be one of their languages, but their native language should alsostay with them because it's part of their culture, history, and their own beings. Making people abandon their native language and get accustomed to a new one 1 s 1 i ke mak i ng a ch i 1 d abandon her mother and make her call an unknown woman her mother. The United States of America is a land of opportunities. We should live up to that. The system should be free of any discrimination such as language discrimination. People should be able to share the beautyof their language withother people in the United States of America. This way we could all learn more about one another. Edith Arguellas, Senior "I would be willing to make some sacrifices, but I'd have to look at the quality of my life. That's the question. The limit to what I'd sacrifice for the environment relates directly to the steps I'd actually have to take, and how my happiness would be affected because of them. I would agree to live a simpler life if it didn't make me totally unhappy." Andee Husney, Sophomore "Definitely. I've been a vegetarian for nine years Nature gave me life. I couldn't very easily live with myself knowing that my carelessness had been the cause of its death. Destroying the earth is like killing your mother. I don't think that sacrifices made for the environment are really sacrifices at a The following letter is being printed at the request of Sister Karen, who thought it would be beneficial for students to read. It provides insight into one of Campus Ministry's recent activities. Dear Sr. Karen, It was so nice sitting next to you during the scholarship luncheon yesterday. Since it wasn't the appropriate time to discuss nuclear weapons and our activities over the past weekend, I'll take the oppor- tunity in this letter to tell you. The donation from you and Ellen Neiman made i t poss i b 1 e f or L I sa Mart i n, Brenda Zozaya and myse 1 f to make the trip to Nevada to protest the testing of nuclear weapons and to reclaim the Shoshone Indians' land. We left L.A Friday night and arrived at Peace Camp at 3:00 a.m. I was awakened at 5:00 a.m. by the drums of Buddhist monks. Knowing the prayer circle was starting, I got up and joined. About s ixty act ivists were gathered holding hands while the Shoshone did their traditional prayers. Anyone could stand in the circle and pray, and some people sang peace songs' It . was really beautiful. At 1 0:00 a.m. there was a rally and they told us what was planned for the day's action. When the rally ended we proceeded to walk two and one-half m i les, wl th approx Imately two thousand other act iv- ists, in a straight 1 ine to the main entrance of the test sight. Out of respect to the Shoshone, the activists stood aside and let them proceed down themlddle to the crossing inorder to be the first that day tobe arrested. Since this is a non-violent action, there are no weap- ons, fighting or verbal abuse of any kind. We shortly followed the Shoshone, holding hands with about twenty others. Showing unity we crossed the I ine. (Due to the number of arrests there are only non-enTorcible citations given.) The feel ing of being united wi th al I our broth- ers and sisters of the world trying to make a better place is one that I cannot put into words. I know everyone can help in theirown way, Just I Ike you have and we can make a difference. The people united will never be defeated. Thank you and God bless, Laura D'Antonl The View 1 200 1 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Allison Turner Editor-in-Chief Zona Garcia Doheny Editor Marie Cunnlffe Feature Editor Paol Ina Schlro Publ Iclty Manager Karen Wolman Faculty Advisor Reporters: Enedlna Brambila, Donna Burr, Erica D Henderson, Mary Hodges, Jane Morgan, Wendy Nobles, Kim Rob ley The View welcomes viewpoints on school related or publ ished material. Readers may express their opin- ions through personally signed letters. Signed letters and editorials present personal opinions and do not necessarily represent the views of the staff.